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Employment Support & Training Initiatives

SQA

Scottish Qualification Approved Centre

SQA is an executive non-departmental public body (NDPB) sponsored by the Scottish Government Education Department.  It is the national body in Scotland responsible for the development, accreditation, assessment and certification of qualifications other than degrees. The overall aim of the SQA is to manage the qualifications system below degree level to allow students to fulfill their potential to participate in the economy, society and communities of Scotland.

The Accredited Training and Skills Section are an approved SQA Centre and can offer a number of Scottish Vocational and Core Skill Qualifications.  These can be delivered “in house” with ongoing support in line with each candidates agreed needs.  The Centre is also accredited for the assessment and verification of the Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) Assessor and Verifier awards.  For further information on SQA or SVQ Awards please contact:

Joanne Gillies
SQA Centre Contact
Chief Executive Department
Human Resources – Organisational Development
Accredited Training & Skills
Sandwick Road
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
HS1 2BW
Tel: 01851 822792
e-mail: 

In partnership with NHS Eileanan Siar, our SQA Approved Centre offers SVQ’s to staff in a range of Health and Social Care Qualifications up to Management Level 4.  For further information on these qualifications please contact:

Dolina Smith
Training Officer (SVQ - Health and Social Care)
Dun Berisay
Balmerino Drive
Stornoway  HS1 2DT
Tel: 01851 822840  (extension 213046)
e-mail:

Further information on the Scottish Qualifications Authority, Scottish Vocational Qualifications and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework is available on the www.sqa.org.uk and www.scqf.org.uk websites.

For information on specific courses we offer, please visit:
www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/tools/course-search.aspx