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 1 (1 April - 30 June)               14 July 2022
 Quarter 2 (1 July - 30 September)     14 October 2022
   Quarter 3 (1 October - 31 December) 16 January 2023
Quarter 4 (1 January - 31 March)    17 April 2023

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 is also available.

If what you are looking for is not available, please contact the Information Assistant, Maria O'Neill at Maria.O'Neill@sqa.org.uk to request further information.