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Scottish Qualifications Authority

“International leader in education and qualifications development”

SQA qualifications are high quality, flexible and relevant to industry, learners, learning providers and government. Designed to suit the changing needs of different countries and industry providers, the SQA qualifications provide a route to employment, staff skills development and can provide advanced entry into a range of universities around the globe.

on the SQA and SQA Advanced Qualifications

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is an international leader in education and qualifications development. The SQA has over 100 years’ experience in developing qualifications and qualifications systems, and over 20 years’ experience of working internationally in partnership with schools, colleges, universities, employers, training organizations, industry professionals, professional bodies, and governments.
SQA helps individuals realize their potential and achieve their ambitions by providing a wide range of high-quality, internationally recognized qualifications, and associated services.
Based in Glasgow, SQA is a not-for-profit government-sponsored organization, accountable to the Scottish Government, and sits at the heart of Scotland’s world- renowned education system.

SQA Advanced Qualifications are internationally recognized higher education qualifications at certificate and diploma level. They develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills — such as information technology, communication, and problem solving — expected by a university or employer.
They have been developed to meet the skills needs of employers, and the requirements of education professionals, and also to enable advanced entry into many undergraduate degree programs in universities and higher education institutions.

Achieving an SQA Advanced Certificate or SQA Advanced Diploma is one of the best ways to progress onto further studies or develop a career.

Here are 3 reasons why:

i. Valued by universities

An SQA Advanced Diploma is equivalent to the first two years of a degree, and is a recognized route into year 2 or 3 of a related degree program at home or overseas.

ii. Internationally recognized qualifications, designed by experts

Sitting at the heart of Scotland’s world-renowned education system, SQA works in partnership to ensure qualifications are suitable, relevant, and up to date.

iii. Career-focused and trusted by employers

SQA qualifications enable our delivering centers to form industry and employer partnerships that provide opportunities to combine studying with on the job experience.

They are suitable for a wide range of learners, including: school leavers, adult returners to education, employees who wish to enhance their career prospects and people who wish to start their own business.

An SQA Advanced Qualification is ideal for students who would like to move on to a related undergraduate degree program at home or overseas, students who would like to study for a degree at an English-speaking university, or students who intend to enter into the workplace.

i. Practical Learning

SQA Advanced Qualifications aim to develop the high-level transferable skills and academic knowledge required for degree study or work. They use practical approaches to learning, with study methods including project and assignment work, group work, presentations, and case studies.

ii. Assessment

Subjects are assessed in different ways. SQA Advanced Qualifications use a variety of assessment methods, such as an exam, essay, project, investigation and/or a practical assignment. Assessment is quality assured through internal verification (using an institution’s own staff) and external verification (using SQA subject experts from the education sector).

iii. Certification

On successful completion of your SQA Advanced Qualification you will receive:
An SQA certificate stating the title of the qualification achieved
A listing of all the units passed and the Graded Units

iv. Progression

Once students have successfully achieved the SQA Advanced Qualification they have a number of options. They can progress on to a degree course in university at home or overseas through our Diploma to Degree program, do a qualification with a professional body, or go straight into employment.

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The Diploma to Degree program is a well-established and successful route for students to complete an SQA Advanced Diploma and then progress directly on to the second or third year of a related undergraduate degree with one of our university partners.

SQA has partnered and set up progression pathway agreements with a number of highly regarded international institutions in countries around the world, covering various progression models, including online delivery. These institutions recognize the SQA Advanced Diploma as evidence of a student’s capability, given the quality learning experience it provides, and as a result offer advanced entry.

Many students study for an SQA Advanced Diploma in their home country before progressing on to a related undergraduate degree either within their own country or abroad. This can be a cost-effective route for those looking to gain international experience while achieving a degree.
Successful graduates can study at universities around the world, including in the UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

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Why choose SQA’s Diploma to Degree pathway?

The SQA Advanced Diploma is a short cycle Higher Education qualification which enables advanced entry into many undergraduate degree programmes in universities around the world. Students can study for an SQA Advanced Diploma in their home country before progressing on to a related undergraduate degree, either within their home country or at an international destination.

Benefits

  • Cost-effective route to a Degree
  • Gain international experience
  • Education at a highly regarded University

 

Application for admission

Stephen Business School is committed to being a welcoming and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. SBS admits qualified students to its programs of study regardless of age, colour, gender, sexual orientation or preference, national or ethnic origin, or disability. SBS does not discriminate on the bases of any of these in the administration of its educational priorities, admissions policies, bursaries, or other programs administered by the School.

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SQA Advanced Diploma in Business with Accounting

Year 1

Business Accounting
Business Law : An Introduction
Communication : Business Communication
Creating a Culture of Customer Care
Economic Issues : An Introduction
Economics 1 : Micro and Macro Theory and Application
Information Technology : Applications Software 1
IT in Business : Spreadsheets
Managing People and Organizations
Marketing : An Introduction
Recording Financial Information
Preparing Financial Forecasts
Business with Accounting : Graded Unit 1

Year 2

Behavioural Skills for Business
Business Contractual Relationships
Business Culture and Strategy
Company Law : An Introduction
Economics 2 : The World Economy
Financial Reporting and Analysis
Information and Communication Technology in Business
Management Accounting for Decision Making
Statistics for Business
Business with Accounting : Graded Unit 2

SQA Advanced Diploma in Business with Marketing

Year 1

Business Accounting
Business Law : An Introduction
Communication : Business Communication
Creating a Culture of Customer Care
Economic Issues : An Introduction
Economics 1 : Micro and Macro Theory and Application
Information Technology : Applications Software 1
Managing People and Organizations
Marketing Research Theory
Marketing : An Introduction
Marketing Practice: An introduction
IT in Business : Spreadsheets
Business with Marketing: Graded Unit 1

Year 2

Behavioural Skills for Business
Business Contractual Relationships
Business Culture and Strategy
Economics 2 : The World Economy
Information and Communication Technology in Business
International Marketing: An introduction
Marketing Research Application
Marketing Planning: Domestic Market
Preparing Financial Forecasts
Statistics for Business
Business with Marketing: Graded Unit 2

SQA Advanced Diploma in Business with Human Resource Management (HRM)

Year 1

Business Accounting
Business Law : An Introduction
Communication : Business Communication
Creating a Culture of Customer Care
Economic Issues : An Introduction
Economics 1 : Micro and Macro Theory and Application
Grievance and Discipline Handling
Human Resource Management: Introduction
Information Technology : Applications Software 1
IT in Business : Spreadsheets
Managing People and Organizations
Marketing : An Introduction
Business with Human Resource Management: Graded Unit 1

Year 2

Behavioural Skills for Business
Business Contractual Relationships
Business Culture and Strategy
Economics 2 : The World Economy
Human Resource Management Practice
Information and Communication Technology in Business
Preparing Financial Forecasts
Statistics for Business
Continuous Workforce Development
Business with Human Resource Management: Graded Unit 2