Working for Qualifications Wales

Qualifications Wales is a vibrant organisation that became operational in September 2015.


Our organisation’s purpose is to act as the independent qualifications regulator for Wales. At the centre of our activities are the needs of Welsh learners, ensuring that:

  • qualifications are valid, reliable and of high quality, and comparable with equivalent qualifications in other jurisdictions;
  • prospects for progression are genuine; and
  • public and professional confidence is high.

Our key activities are centred on policy and research, monitoring and compliance, recognition of awarding bodes and approval of qualifications. These core actives are supported by a range of skilled professionals in IT, communications, finance, procurement, external relations, human resources and corporate governance.


Qualifications Wales is based on the outskirts of Newport, South Wales, in new purpose-designed premises with state of the art technology. When fully populated, our organisation employs over 70 people. The offices are ideally located, with easy access and parking, very close to junction 28 of the M4, and within walking distance of Tredegar House and Park (a National Trust property).

If you are interested in working with us and you feel that you have the right skills and attitude, and are passionate about making a contribution to Wales’s education system, then see the left-hand menu for our current opportunities.

Welsh Language

We acknowledge the importance of developing and growing our bilingual workforce, and welcome applications for any post from candidates who demonstrate their capability to work in both English and Welsh.

Equal Opportunities

It is our policy to promote and integrate equality of opportunity into all aspects of our business including appointments.

We welcome and encourage applications from groups currently underrepresented including black and ethnic minority groups and people with a disability. The principles of fair and open competition apply. We make appointments based on merit; political activity does not form any part of the criteria for appointment.

We are an employer of choice, an organisation where people want to work and of which they are proud to be a part. For this reason, we have put the principles of human rights, equality, fairness, dignity and respect at the heart of what we do.