What is an SQA Approved Centre?

The Scottish Qualifications Authority, or SQA, is a public body sponsored by the Scottish Government responsible for the development, accreditation, assessment and certification of qualifications.

Unlike other bodies, the SQA is not paid to provide accreditation – organisations must complete a rigorous application process which involves scrutiny of quality assurance, tutorial and marking procedures, and many other aspects before earning the right to be known as an SQA Approved Centre.

When you train with the GCTC, you can be assured that all aspects of our training delivery meet the high standards required under the SQA.

There are approximately 1,470 centres approved to offer SQA qualifications.

These include Schools, Colleges and the Glasgow Cognitive Therapy Centre.