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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-10226: Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 7 July 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many home-educated children have been refused access to sit SQA qualifications through SQA approved centres in the last five years.

Answered by: John Swinney 26 July 2017

Neither the Scottish Government nor the Scottish Qualifications Authority hold this information.

Home educated young people can access Scottish qualifications but must be registered with a Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) approved centre (usually a school or college), for all assessments and assignments to be appropriately carried out and monitored through the SQA approved centre.

There is no legal requirement for home educated children to sit a particular set of examinations.