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SQA Leadership Awards (SQA)

Why this award?

The Leadership Award develops knowledge of leadership skills, styles and qualities. It is designed for learners who take, or plan to take, a leading role for an activity.

Available at SCQF levels 5 and 6, the Award allows individuals to build self confidence and self esteem and encourages learners to respect the cultures and beliefs of others working alongside them.

The Leadership Award is jointly certificated by SQA and the Chartered Management Institute.

Who is it for?

Aged 16+ in any setting. Examples might include:

◾S5 and S6 pupils involved in leadership activities or who wish to develop leadership skills
◾college students wishing to develop leadership skills
◾trainees preparing for employment
◾employees studying as part of a CPD programme
◾individuals involved in volunteer leadership roles in youth work organisations

What time commitment is required?

20 hour introduction and 40 hour practice

Is the award externally accredited?

The Leadership Award is SQA accredited and sits on the SCQF at Levels 5 and 6. The award is jointly certificated by SQA and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Case study: Girlguiding Scotland and the SQA Leadership Award

Provider: SQA

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Budget: Award Fee

For Ages: 16 - 26+

Time to Complete: 60 Hours


  • Sport
  • Volunteering
  • Youth Work
  • Making friends
  • Achievement
  • Develop my CV
  • Help get into College or Uni
  • Gain new skills

Type of Involvement:

  • With Others
  • On my own
  • Join a group

Award Recognition:

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • SCQF Credit rated
  • Scottish Qualifications Certificate

Meeting Frequency: Ad Hoc


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