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Privacy Statement, Terms and Conditions and Cookies

This website and all its content (‘the website’) belong exclusively to the Scottish Qualifications Authority, (‘SQA’). The following are the terms and conditions of use for the website. Together with our privacy and cookies statements, they cover our relationship with you in terms of the website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions please do not continue to use the website.

Privacy Statement

Visit SQA's main site for our Privacy Statement.

Accuracy and disclaimer

SQA does its best to ensure that information provided through the website is accurate, however we provide no guarantees that the information will be:

  • current
  • secure
  • accurate
  • complete
  • free from bugs and viruses.

Although the website contains links to other websites, SQA does not endorse these sites and is not responsible for their content, or how they protect your personal information. SQA may update, modify, restrict access to or close the website, or any part of it, at any time.

Copyright notice

The content of this website, which includes text, photographs and graphics, is copyright protected and the property of SQA. You may only read, print and download the content of the website for private use. You may not reproduce, use or be involved in the using the content for commercial purposes without our permission. If you would like to reproduce or use any of the content for commercial purpose, you will need to seek advance written permission and clearance from SQA. To do so please e-mail with the details of your request. SQA reserves the right to withhold permission.

Publications downloaded from this website may have their own specific copyright notices, and you should follow the instructions as stated on the title page.


Cookies are small files placed on your computer by websites that you visit. We do not collect personal information with cookies. We use them to:

  • remember settings you've saved
  • measure website usage

Types of cookies:

  • necessary: required for the operation of the website
  • functional: personalises the content and remembers your preferences
  • analytical performance: counts the number of visitors and how visitors move around the website (does not collect personal information)

Third party websites: please be aware that if you access third party websites including social media platforms from this website you will be subject to their terms and conditions. 

Necessary and functional

Purpose Cookie Name Description Expiration
Load Balancing HASQA Ensures delivery of this website, by distributing workload across multiple computing resources. Session

Analytical performance

Purpose Cookie Name Description Expiration
Civic Cookie Control civicAllowCookies
Used to track consent, and allow users to control how cookies are set when using this site. Three months
30 months
Google Analytics utma
Used to monitor website traffic, search queries and visits to this website. User data is anonymised. Two years
30 minutes
10 minutes
Two years
Six months
Hotjar _hjIncludedInSample Lets Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels. User data is anonymised. One year
One year
One year
One year
One year
One year

How do I change my cookie settings?

You can control the use of cookies using the Cookie Control feature on this website, which works with most browsers and devices.

Reset cookie permissions

Cookie Control uses a cookie to remember your preferences. If you clear any cookies from your browser or device then you may need to reset your Cookie preferences when you next visit.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.

To find out more about other cookies, including how to delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.orgexternal link.

To opt out of Google Analytics on all websites visit link.

Cookies updates

This cookies policy may be amended by us at any time.

Contact us

For any information on our cookies, please contact: or 0345 279 1000 or write to: The Optima Building, 58 Robertson Street, Glasgow, G2 8DQ.