The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is the non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government responsible for accreditation and educational awards. SQA is also the national accreditation body in Scotland, UK. It is funded by the Scottish Government and based in Glasgow and Dalkeith. SQA authorises all vocational qualifications that are available in Scotland and approves organisations that wish to deliver different academic and vocational qualifications. SQA strives to ensure that its qualifications are inclusive and accessible to all, that they recognise the achievements of learners and that they provide clear pathways to further learning or employment.
BIMS is one of the fastest growing international qualification providers in Business and Accounting. BIMS possesses expertise in developing and delivering assessments and qualifications of different sizes and levels. BIMS offers different suites of qualifications in Accounting, Financial Management, Business Management, Internal Auditing, and Islamic Banking. BIMS welcomes the opportunity to offer its programmes in collaboration with local centres throughout the world. BIMS qualifications are validated by Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA), UK.
Higher Diploma in Accounting (HDA) is jointly certificated by Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) and BIMS. HDA is recognised by universities and professional bodies in the UK and worldwide. HDA is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England &Wales (ICAEW), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). In addition, HDA is considered by different UK universities and colleges for advanced standing within relevant undergraduate programmes.