Graduation Gown for the Scottish Qualifications Authority

Graduation Ceremonies in Scotland are no different to any other Ceremony in the UK however Graduation Gowns do have to be representative of the Scottish Qualifications Authority. (SQA)

The SQA was formed in 1997 by a merger of the Scottish Examination Board (SEB) and the Scottish Vocational Education Council which are used for HND and HNCs in Scotland. The SQA was formed in 1997 by a merger of the Scottish Examination Board (SEB) and the Scottish Vocational Education Council (SCOTVEC).

SCOTVEC was the result of the union of the Scottish Business Education Council (SCOTBEC) and the Scottish Technician Education Council (SCOTEC) in 1985. Between 1997 and 2000,SCOTVEC and SEB systems ran in parallel while a unified system was developed.

Graduation Attire who are the leading suppliers of Graduation Gowns and accessories in the UK supply an exclusive SQA Hood dedicated to students in Scotland.

 

    

 

 

SQA HNC (Navy and Gold)             SQA HND (Navy and White)

Below are the gown descriptions  that are available for the corresponding awards:

 

Higher National Diploma and Professional Development Award

Gown: of the basic BA pattern, in black.

Hood: of the Leeds simple shape, in dark blue, lined with white silk; the SQA arms are embroidered on the turnout once on each side, so as to sit just in front of the shoulder.

Higher National Certificate

Gown: of the basic BA pattern, in black.

Hood: of the Leeds simple shape, in dark blue, lined with gold silk; the SQA arms are embroidered on the turnout once on each side, so as to sit just in front of the shoulder.

SCOTVEC, SCOTEC and SCOTBEC

It was a known fact that SCOTVEC  used it’s own robes between 1985 and 2000. These were used for all qualifications, regardless of status.

Gown: of the basic bachelor’s pattern in black.

Hood: of the Leeds simple shape, in dark blue, lined white, and the turnout covered with 3” of scarlet silk embroidered with the SCOTVEC arms.

 It is still not clear if SCOTEC and SCOTBEC used any academic dress.

If you have a 2017 Graduation Ceremony in Scotland call Graduation Attire today on 01234 880956 to purchase your SQA hood.

Please note: These SQA hoods are representative of HNC and HND qualifications given by the Scottish Qualifications Authority only.

 

 

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