Lead Scotland is an SQA Centre

Disabled people are twice as likely not to have recognised qualifications when compared with non disabled people.  We know that more disabled people can achieve qualifications with the right support so we are working hard to close that gap. If you would like to find out more about our SQA Centre please contact enquiries@lead.org.uk.

“I have not got Nat 5, so the assessment and SQA helps you get a job. I would recommend SQA to others and felt I did pretty well at the assessment and was relaxed and felt comfortable.” Learner, SQA SCQF Numeracy Level 3 Calculations which they felt helped towards paid work and towards progression for a Nat 5 and University work.

We are the only SQA Centre in Scotland delivering accredited qualifications one to one. If access is a barrier sometimes we undertake home visits to support a learner to get started, or support them to complete the whole qualification at home. 

“I was concerned I wouldn’t be able to do it, but I have been able to improve in my reading – shows my determination to learn to read and write and to succeed”. Learner, Communications SCQF Levels 2 & 3 Reading and Writing

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Many SQA Centres have physical centres, like schools, community centres and colleges. We don’t have our own buildings but we see this as a strength because we can book community venues or undertake home visits, meeting one to one or small groups of learners in a place that suits them best. Our committed volunteers are on hand to enhance the learning experience by supporting learners if one to one support is needed in groups. 

In partnership with Education Scotland we have also tailed combined learning and teaching materials for any SQA Centre to deliver two qualifications. Contact enquiries@lead.org.uk if you would like access to these materials.

We have been delivering many core skills qualifications via our Multiply Projects as well as hundreds of Community Action and Leadership Awards (CALA). Most of our Learning Coordinators are now assessors.http://www.getconnectedandlead.org.uk/learners/index.php

We will continue to deliver the Adult Achievement Award, on licence from Newbattle Abbey College which has been a really popular course and Thinking Digitally which is a module we deliver, credit rated by Glasgow Clyde College.

Since 1979 Lead Scotland has supported tens of thousands of disabled people, and more recently carers, to access learning opportunities which have led to more positive futures for individuals, families and communities. Year on year we are now also delivering more accredited qualifications too.  Onwards!