Data collection requirements and guidance


All approved awarding bodies are required to submit data to us on a quarterly basis, as detailed in Regulatory Principles Directive RPDIR - 2 Data Submission

Data must be submitted by the submission deadline dates noted below:

Quarter Submission deadline
Quarter 4 (1 January - 31 March 2019)  15 April 2019
Quarter 1 (1 April - 30 June 2019)  12 July 2019
Quarter 2 (1 July - 30 September 2019)  14 October 2019
Quarter 3 (1 October - 31 December 2019)  14 January 2020
Quarter 4 (1 January - 31 March 2020)  14 April 2020

Submission templates and guidance

We have produced a data returns template that awarding bodies must use when submitting their quarterly data returns.

Guidance on Submitting Data to SQA Accreditation on submitting data is also available.

If what you are looking for is not available, please contact the Information Assistant, Elizabeth Straine at elizabeth.straine@sqa.org.uk to request further information.