Associated Sports Qualifications (ASQ) is a regulatory approved Awarding Body providing a qualification awarding service to National Governing Bodies of sport or recognised sports Lead Bodies.

We are based on the site of The Belfry Hotel, near Sutton Coldfield, at the home of the Professional Golfers' Association: National Training Academy.

An Independent Limited Liability Partnership, ASQ provides a high quality awarding body service for qualifications which are endorsed by Sports Coach UK (UKCC endorsed qualifications). Our current member partners are The Professional Golfers' Association.

ASQ is regulated by:

  • SQA Accreditation (The Qualification Regulators in Scotland) 
  • UK Regulators Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Exam Regulator)
  • CCEA (Nothern Ireland Regulators)
  • QW (Qualification Wales)

We are required to maintain compliance via the SQA Accreditation Principles (2014) and the General Conditions of Recognition (QW, CCEA and Ofqual) to ensure high standard qualifications and cost effective quality assurance on behalf of our partners, customers and learners.

About ASQ


To provide a qualification awarding service to 'national governing bodies' or 'lead bodies' of sport that have:

  • A strong desire to influence the content and quality of qualifications within their own sport to ensure that they are fit for purpose.

  • A desire and capability to provide the necessary expertise to facilitate the development, implementation and ongoing monitoring of the qualifications.

  • A willingness to underwrite the financial implications of their actions and forecasted uptake of the qualifications.

  • The capacity to deliver and assess the qualifications to the required ASQ and regulatory standards.