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Scottish Qualifications Authority

The Scottish Qualifications Authority is the executive non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government responsible for accrediting educational awards.

SQA delivers annual public examinations within Scotland for school pupils. SQA Higher examinations are the general acceptable level for entry to university.

This branding (not the current version) was originally designed at the organisation's creation through the merger of two major Scottish examination authorities; the SEB (Scottish Examination Board) and SCOTVEC (the Scottish Vocational Education Council).