Scotland has an enviable reputation for its education system across the world. The SQA are a Scottish Government Agency that helps people to realise their potential and to achieve their ambitions by providing a wide range of high quality, internationally recognised qualifications and associated services.
The SQA work with schools, colleges, universities and training organisations to develop and deliver qualifications and assessments. Around 15,000 teaching professionals and industry specialists support SQA operations annually, helping to ensure that SQA qualifications accurately reflect learners’ knowledge and skills and provide routes to jobs or further study.
SQA also awards a range of other qualifications, including customised awards to meet the needs of individual companies and organisations. In addition, SQA provides advice, support and services, such as expertise in assessment, that enable organisations to succeed in meeting a wide range of educational and workforce development challenges.
Based in Scotland with offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh, The SQA work across the UK and internationally with their people taking great pride in offering exceptional customer service — which is acknowledged by government organisations, universities, businesses and individuals throughout the world.
SQA sell their products to countries in the Middle East and China amongst others. There is an ever increasing emphasis on the commercial income that can be generated internationally. Also the recent change in the curriculum in Scotland through the introduction of the ‘Curriculum for Excellence’ is being supported by a significant Change Programme within SQA that is ongoing.
SQA has 800 employees with 250 based in Dalkeith, 470 in Glasgow and the remainder working from home. SQA have received the Healthy Working Lives – Gold Award, for the last 9 years offering a range of clubs and activities to employees.
For further information on the SQA, visit their website.
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