Scottish Qualifications Authority
SQA is the national accreditation and awarding body in Scotland. In its accreditation role, SQA accredit vocational qualifications that are offered across Scotland, including Scottish Vocational Qualifications and approve awarding bodies that wish to award them. As an awarding body, it works with schools, colleges, universities, industry, and government, to provide high quality, flexible and relevant qualifications.
SQA strives to ensure that their qualifications are inclusive and accessible to all, that they recognise the achievements of learners, and that they provide clear pathways to further learning or employment.
Within the Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework, SQA has created a PDA in Mental Health Peer Support. This is a new award which has been designed to meet the needs of peer support workers and provide them with a robust accredited award which will not only serve to set standards but also contribute to the creation of a recognised employment.
Role in the project
SQA as associated partner will be in charge of assessing the pilot testing organisations for providing quality accreditation that will allow the partners to become approved centres and thus to deliver the training in their own countries.
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