Who can participate?

Any student studying at a Scottish University or College, who attends a SISA accredited course (if you are not sure if your course is SISA accredited, speak to your lecturer) or students who have attended a SISA qualifying workshop, delivered by SIE.

* If you are a lecturer and would like to apply for  your course to be accredited, please contact for further information.

When should I apply for my Level 1 certificate? 

You should complete the online Level 1 application form AFTER you have attended an approved SISA workshop. You will be asked to complete information about the workshop and reflect on what you learned.

The deadline to apply for Level 1 for Academic Year 2019-20 is the 31st of May. 

When do I get my Level 1 certificate?

If your application has been successful, you will receive your certificate within 2 weeks of applying. If unsuccessful, you will be able to resubmit your application only once.

When should I apply for the Level 2 workshop?

You can apply to attend a Level 2 workshop AFTER you have received your Level 1 certificate. The application deadlines are the 1st of November for the workshop in Glasgow on the 16th of November 2019, and the 15th of February for the workshop in Dundee on the 29th of February.

Please note that if your Level 2 application is successful, you can also attend Level 2 and apply for Level 3 in the following Academic Year, or spread your SISA participation over the course of your degree.

How much it will cost me to attend one of the Level 2 workshops?

If your Level 2 application is successful, you won’t have to pay anything to attend the Level 2 workshop. SIE will cover reasonable travel expenses for all students travelling to the workshop (within Scotland). For more information contact

How do I apply for Level 3? 

All participants in the Level 2 workshops will receive a link to the application form for Level 3 and will have a window of 2 months to complete it.

What happens after Level 3?

All students who successfully obtain their Level 3 Award in this academic year will be invited to an award ceremony and a follow up workshop in Glasgow at the end of May.

What happens with IP?

Any ideas you come up with within the programme remain your own. If you have any concerns or would like to discuss it further with someone, please contact your local SIE advisor.