Publication Scheme

Our commitment is to be transparent and open about the work we do and how we spend public money.

Under section 19(1) of the Freedom of Information Act, Qualifications Wales, as a Welsh Government Sponsored body is required to adopt and maintain a publication scheme setting out the classes of information we hold, the format in which we intend to publish the information and whether or not a charge will be made for the information.

Qualifications Wales has formally adopted the ICO’s model publication scheme which sets out the seven classes of information which should be published by public bodies.

The table below sets out the seven classes of information and the available information that QW publishes in each class, where to find the information and how to obtain it.

There is no charge for information published on our website. If you require a paper copy of the information on our website please contact us. 

The publication scheme will be maintained and updated by Qualifications Wales.

If you wish to make a request for information that is not available via our publication scheme, you may submit a Freedom of Information request by writing to the address below. Please note that we may be unable to provide some information if it is protected under the Data Protection Act or an exemption of the Freedom of Information Act and documents may be redacted accordingly.

Head of Corporate Governance
Qualifications Wales
Q2 Building
Pencarn Lane
Imperial Park
Coedkernew
Newport
NP10 8AR

enquiries@qualificationswales.org

1. Who we are and what we do

Organisational information, locations and contacts, constitutional and legal governance. 

 

Location

Roles and responsibilities

Business Plan

Organisational structure

Organisational Structure

Business Plan

Information relating to the legislation relevant to functions

QW Act and Framework

Senior Executive and Management Board Members

Executive Structure

Board Members

Location and contact details

Contact us

Lists of and information relating to organisations with which QW works in partnership

Contact us


2. What we spend and how we spend it

Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts.

 

Location

Financial statements, budgets and variance reports

Business Plan

Variants reports (included in Board Minutes)

Details of spending over £25,000 

Sell2Wales (tenders over 25,000)

Contracts register

Details of contracts and tenders worth over £10,000

Contracts register

Details of government procurement card spend over £500

Contact us

Capital programme

Business plan

Annual accounts

Annual report

Spending reviews

Contact us

Financial audit reports

Auditor’s statement in annual accounts

Senior staff and board member’s allowances and expenses

Annual accounts

Pay and grading structures

Annual accounts

Procurement Procedures

Policy

Contracts currently available for tender

Financial statements for project and events

Contact us

Internal Financial regulations

Contact us

 

3. What are our priorities and how are we doing?

Strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews.

 

Location

Strategic plans

Business plan

Welsh medium action plan

Annual business plan

Business plan

Annual report 

Annual report

Internal and external performance reviews

Contact us

Inspection reports

Contact us

Privacy impact assessments

Contact us

Service standards

Contact us

Public Service Agreements

Contact us


4. How we make decisions

Policy proposals and decisions. Decision making processes, internal criteria and procedures, consultations.            

Document Type

Location

Major policy proposals and decisions

Regulatory Impact Assessment – summary (not yet available)

Consultations

 

Background information relating to major policy proposals and decisions

Policies on website – introductions

Letters to Responsible Officers on website

Public consultations

Consultations

Minutes of senior level meetings

Board minutes


5. Policies and Procedures

Current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities.

Document Type

Docs/location

Policies and procedures for the conduct of departmental business

Regulatory strategy (not yet available)

Policies on website

Policies and procedures for the provision of services

Regulatory appeals policy

Provision of services policy – on website

Policies and procedures for the recruitment and employment of staff

Contact us

Records management and personal data policies

Contact us


6. Lists and Registers

Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority.

Document Type

Location

CCTV

Contact us

Disclosure logs

Contact us

Register of gifts and hospitality provided by Board Members and Senior Staff

Contact us


7. Services we offer

Advice and guidance, booklets and leaflets, transactions and media releases. A description of the services offered.

Document Type

Location

Regulatory responsibilities

Regulatory Strategy (not yet available)

Leaflets, booklets and newsletters

Website

Advice and guidance

Not yet available

Media releases

Website