A9 Unit

SQA Customised Award (SCQF Level 4)

Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Projects – An Overview

This Award is owned by Transport Scotland. It was developed through the Academy9 education programme and was validated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) in 2018. Breadalbane Academy piloted the Award in 2018/9.

Both Breadalbane Academy and Kingussie High School plan to offer it to S3 pupils in session 2019-2020.

The Award is mainly aimed at pupils in S3, S4, S5 at schools based along the A9 corridor (where parts are being upgraded to dual carriageway). The Award involves approximately 20 hours of teaching and learning.

Pupils use Transport Scotland’s A9 Dualling Programme as a case study,* exploring the nature of civil and infrastructure engineering projects. They investigate some of the main types of job roles and some of the main challenges.

If you are from an SQA approved centre interested in offering this Award, please contact Paula Cleary first to ensure that Academy9 can accommodate your interest:

Paula is available at: 



 M: 07833 895924

Please note, your school/SQA centre will need to apply to the SQA for approval to offer this particular award before any teaching begins.

Applications to the SQA can be made at any time of year. Advice and further information is provided in the Guidance for Teachers available below.