There are several types of Chinese language qualifications available in Scotland.
- The Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK)
is the qualification established by the Chinese government and is useful to anyone interested in working or studying in China. This is an exam-based qualification.
- Scottish Schools
offer qualification for students through The Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA). The SQA has recently established a system for Chinese language qualification, for both Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese. SQA qualifications range from Access 3 to Higher and Advanced levels.
- Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
also offer their own Chinese language qualifications in the form of Chinese language courses.