SQA Accreditation Newsletter — January 2024

Regulatory activity and analysis for 2022 - 23 

We carried out provider monitoring activity 23, of the 35 approved awarding bodies, and 50 provider monitoring visits were carried out. 

Provider monitoring aims to check the effectiveness of the awarding body’s systems and enable us to identify areas of concern that may help to inform our regulatory activities and safeguard the learner experience.   


Malpractice/maladministration reminder 

The awarding body, along with their providers, are responsible for demonstrating clearly defined processes to deal with malpractice and maladministration.  

The awarding body is responsible for informing SQA Accreditation of any actual or suspected cases of malpractice or maladministration, and should take appropriate corrective and/or preventative action. 


Spotlight On - Provider list reminder 

All approved awarding bodies should submit their most up to date provider lists to SharePoint before Wednesday 31 January 2024. 

Awarding bodies should submit their provider list twice a year, by the end of January and July. These should be uploaded to your SharePoint site and confirmation of the update should be sent to [email protected] 


Public Reporting

Since our last newsletter we have published an Audit Report and Action Plan for First Aid Awards and Provider Monitoring Report and Action Plan for City and Guilds.

These can be found in the Public Reporting section of our website along with the most recent audit and provider monitoring reports for all approved awarding bodies.


ACG Decision Lists

Information on new developments, such as the approval of a new awarding body or a new qualification, can be found on the regularly updated Accreditation Co-ordination Group (ACG) decision list.


Listing and Lapsing Reports

For the latest information about live qualifications, please check out the Listing Report. For information about qualifications which are lapsing and finishing in the next four months, please have a look at the Lapsing Report. You can find both on our website.


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Information relating to the Apprenticeship Approvals Group (AAG), including the minutes for its meetings, can be found on the Skills Development Scotland website.




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