Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is the executive public body of the Scottish government responsible for accrediting educational awards and is accredited by the UK government to offer educational qualifications. Being one of the four partner national organizations in the Curriculum for Excellence, SQA designs and develops new qualifications and assessments, validates qualifications, and reviews them to ensure they are up to date. It has created the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).