Welcome to the SQA Academy Appointees' section!

This area has been created to support the development of all SQA Appointee roles as they evolve and change.  Each of the Appointee roles has dedicated courses / informational pages, designed to support best practice in the respective area.  Enrolment on these courses is normally conducted by Appointee Management, which can be contacted here. 

NQ QA software videos

This training is for Principal Verifiers, Team Leaders and Nominees.

It has videos of how to complete the following activities:

  • Creating an Outcome Record
  • Authorising an Outcome Record (PV, STL & TL only)
  • Amending an Outcome record returned from authorisation
  • Creating a VCP Outcome Record
    Removing a VCP Status
  • Creating a Follow Up Outcome Record (PV, STL & TL only)

If you need access, please contact the NQ Verification team for an enrolment key by emailing nqverification@sqa.org.uk

Assessment in New National Courses and Units for Appointees

This course is restricted to SQA Appointees.

This course addresses valid, reliable, practicable, equitable and fair assessment with regards to:

  • Sampling and coverage for Coursework and Question Papers
  • Level of demand
  • Command words
  • Differentiation
  • Item writing
  • Use of context in questions
  • Marking schemes
  • Extended responses
  • Models for marking
  • Setting coursework tasks Writing Added Value Unit tasks

Curriculum for Excellence – Subject Working Group Training

A self study package will provide training and background information on Curriculum for Excellence for SQA appointees; Subject Working Group writers for CfE

SCQF Credit Rating for the Credit Rating Service

The purpose of this training is to:

  1. provide you with an overview of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)
  2. introduce you to the SCQF level descriptors and characteristics
  3. offer you the opportunity to allocate level and credit points to Units and a qualification or learning programme

Tutoring Numeracy Development

This resource aims support Authors developing Adult Numeracy Units and Tutor Packs and enable them to share and peer review the content they are developing among the team.