Create an SQA qualification for your organisation

Last updated: 1 February 2018

If your organisation deals with a very specialised business, it can be hard to say which qualifications are needed to work there.

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) can help you create a 'customised award'. This is a qualification that's owned and developed by an organisation.

The content of the qualification and the way it's structured are created by the organisation, with help from the SQA.

Customised awards can:

  • help make your workforce more skilled
  • show your staff are able to do what customers ask of them
  • make your organisation's procedures more formal
  • make employees more confident

Visit the SQA website for more information on how to develop a customised award.