Current Research


Each year our Information & Research Manager undertakes a number of internal research projects. Where necessary some larger scale projects are carried over to the next operational year when required but for the most part the studies are completed within one year.

Any live consultations and research projects currently underway or completed in 2017-18 and onwards are published here.

Project Aim News and Important Updates
A Study of Learner and Centre views on the use of Electronic Assessment in Vocational, Professional and Technical Qualifications

Between September 2017 and February 2018, The Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA Regulation) and the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) Accreditation, carried out a piece of research into learner and centre experiences of the use of e-assessment in vocational, professional and technical qualifications. This work augments previous studies looking at learner experiences for general qualifications, and wider work based on centre readiness for using e-assessment in qualifications

Findings from the 2017-18 joint study can be viewed in the final report:

A Study of Learner and Centre views on the use of Electronic Assessment in Vocational, Professional and Technical Qualifications

SQA Accreditation Stakeholder Survey 2018 We are dedicated to continuously improving our levels of service, and ensuring that stakeholders get the opportunity to share their opinions and influence the direction of any changes being made.

As part of this, we conduct a stakeholder survey every three years and invite our stakeholders to share their opinions with us.

A report on the findings of the Stakeholder Survey 2018 can be found here.

These findings will be used to inform our continuous improvement activities and operational planning. 

You can also view information and outputs from research projects conducted in previous years in the Archived Research and Consultations tab.