Research and Statistics

About us

The Information & Research team maintains and provides statistics and other information in relation to SQA Accreditation's qualifications. More information about our methodology and publication schedule can be found here.

Regular reports are produced and published, providing an up-to-date overview of our accredited qualifications, and analysing these in relation to qualification type, level, awarding body, developer and other parameters.

In addition to regular reporting, research and environmental scanning is undertaken to inform and drive operational activity.  Research may include questionnaires, surveys and consultations with our stakeholders.

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SVQ Research Project: We have been able to carry out several virtual workshops and have several  more scheduled in. We have been delighted with the level of enthusiasm for the project and look forward to working with many more participants.


We regularly publish a range of statistical reports that provide up-to-date information about our accredited qualifications. We collect uptake data from each approved awarding body on a quarterly basis and publish a quarterly report on the performance of our accredited qualifications. At the end of the financial year, a summary of annual uptake is also published. Every month we publish a Listing Report of all of our current accredited qualifications. This report includes awarding body and qualification developer information, accreditation dates and product type. Details of the qualifications due to lapse and finish each month is also published in the Lapsing Report.