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Who we are

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is an international leader in education and training.
We provide products and services in skills, training and education which positively impact on individuals, organisations and society.
With 100 years’ experience in developing qualifications and qualification systems plus 20 years’ experience of working internationally in partnership with governments, colleges, universities, schools and industry we offer your organisation a full range of services.

Our work in China

Our qualifications are developed with industry experts. They provide relevant skills and experience; and advanced University entry.
SQA’s diploma programme is the largest foreign higher education programme in China. Our qualifications have been helping Chinese students achieve their potential since 2003.


Our qualifications are ideal as an alternative start to university or to go straight into work. They provide skills employers value.

Our range of qualifications
Progress to University