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.

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).

Higher education | educational institutions and diplomas