As of 31st July 2013, IESTA will no longer be operating as a company limited by guarantee.

For further information on energy skills and training in Scotland, please visit the IESTA LinkedIn page. This site will be managed by Scottish Enterprise for the purposes of maintaining the IESTA network.

SQA Oil & Gas   


SQA is Scotland’s national qualification authority for the development, accreditation, assessment and certification of qualifications other than degrees.

SQA offers a wide range of qualifications for all industry areas and in every case works closely with the industry to ensure the qualifications are robust and relevant.

Even businesses that do their own training can benefit from SQA’s input. Businesses can even develop their own Customised Awards which can be plotted on the SQA’s Qualifications Framework.

SQA staff work with the organisation to develop each Award so that it matches their specific requirements as well as meeting SQA’s standards. A Customised Award is owned by the organisation that develops it.

Accessing the SQA’s expertise couldn’t be simpler. Every company that works with SQA has their own dedicated business advisor, a knowledgeable and familiar partner who can offer expert support on all training and qualification matters.

All SQA qualifications offer third-party quality assurance and certification from an independent, internationally recognised awarding body. For any organisation, be it private, public or third sector, SQA qualifications can be delivered to staff by SQA-approved colleges or training providers, or you could become an approved SQA centre in your own right. For more information on SQA qualifications in the energy sector, please visit