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 2021)                14  July 2021
 Quarter 2 (1 July - 30 September 2021)        14 October 2021
Quarter 3 (1 October - 31 December 2021) 14 January 2022
Quarter 4 (1 January - 31 March 2022)       14 April 2022

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.