Our strengths are in designing curriculums with a clear purpose, and setting out qualifications that focus and validate the skills and knowledge you want learners to develop.

Through developing GCSEs, A-levels, vocational and skills-based qualifications, we help learners achieve qualifications with currency, that let them show what they know and can do – and are recognised around the world.

Our services


We offer full-service curriculum design and development for learning programmes from professional standards and competency frameworks to learning resources, delivery support and professional assessment and accreditation.


We advise on different approaches to designing qualifications, frameworks and standards, and help develop and deliver these in vocational, professional and academic disciplines. Including how knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours are articulated within a qualification.

Our team of specialists work alongside subject experts to develop fit-for-purpose qualifications that meet regulations and work for learners and training providers.


Our team led the development of the new Basic Digital Skills standards on behalf of the Department for Education (part of the UK government).

The new standards cover Entry Level 1 through to Level 1 and capture the full range of basic digital skills needed for life and work. They were developed in full consultation with stakeholders engaged in digital inclusion and skills, including teaching professionals, education and training providers, employers, digital inclusion charities and awarding organisations.

Our approach

We believe in a partnership approach.


We take the time to understand our clients’ unique needs and challenges.


We use our expertise and practical experience to design bespoke solutions, including materials and training.


We use our skills to ensure successful delivery.

AQA’s high quality qualifications are valued and respected by employers and universities around the world

92% of UK schools enter qualifications with AQA

98% of students in England take AQA qualifications

We work with clients in more than 80 countries

Our clients

Here are some of the organisations that have used our curriculum and qualification services:

Case study: Welsh government

Find out how we helped the Welsh government develop new on-screen assessments for school children in Wales aged 7 to 14.

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Our UK office

AQA Global Assessment Services
Lynton House
7-12 Tavistock Square

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