Candidate update - 17 September 2020 DGSA exams

We are now able to confirm the delivery of the DGSA examinations scheduled for Thursday 17 September 2020. The opening date for enrolments for these examinations is Monday 03 August 2020 and the closing date for enrolments is Thursday 3 September 2020.

Due to Government guidelines and localised restrictions we are unable to offer examinations at all regular locations or at previous candidate capacity. Availability for the September examinations is therefore limited. We will continue to work on confirming more venues where we can in the coming weeks. View a list of exam venues for our September examinations.

All candidates that paid for the cancelled June DGSA exams and have indicated they would like to be transferred to the September diet will be automatically enrolled onto the September exam diet, using the same venue choice, where possible. If your circumstances have now changed and you are now unable to sit the exams in September, please email dgsa@sqa.org.uk to arrange a refund or a transfer to an alternative exam date.

For candidates looking to enrol or candidates transferred to the September examination it is important to note the following:

  • If government guidelines/advice changes or localised lockdown/restrictions are implemented DGSA examinations may be cancelled at short notice.

  • In the event of exam cancellations, we will endeavour to transfer candidates to the next available examination or offer a full refund.

  • Payment for enrolment to the September examinations will be restricted to debit/credit card payments only. Cheque payments will not be accepted. Payment by credit/debit card will enable any refunds to be processed in the event of a cancellation.

  • Examination venues will require candidates to adhere to their implemented Covid-19 measures which may include, but are not limited to, social distancing, increased hygiene practices and wearing of face coverings.

SQA will continue to monitor Government guidelines whilst preparing for the scheduled exams, on 17 September 2020.

SQA is in regular contact with DfT and DVSA, who are aware of the challenges faced ahead of the next DGSA exams and the impact this may have on candidates and the wider industry. The safe hosting of examinations for candidates, SQA staff and our appointees remains our priority.

Thank you for your continued cooperation during this difficult time.