Educational institutions and study programmes
Educational institutions and study programmes in Scotland
Below, we explain what types of educational institutions and study programmes there are in Scotland. We also explain how we check whether these are recognised. We check the to make sure that the quality is sufficient. We give the necessary information per educational sector.
The government of a country grants an official status to an educational institution and/or study programme. Usually, if the government recognises an educational institution, all its study programmes are also recognised. However recognition may also be arranged at the programme level. This means that the government must recognise not only the educational institution, but also its study programmes. We only evaluate diplomas from recognised institutions and recognised study programmes. Read more about recognition in the EAR manual.
Secondary education | examining board
Students are educated at a school, but take their exams from a examining board: the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). The SQA also issues the official diploma: the Scottish Qualifications Certificate (SQC).