Approval of Qualifications

Qualifications Wales approves qualifications. Approved qualifications have met qualification-specific approval criteria that ensure they meet the needs of learners in Wales.

An Overview of Qualifications Wales’ Approval Process

To ensure that qualifications are fit for purpose and meet the needs of learners and employers in Wales, qualifications are reviewed by experts against the Standard Conditions of Recognition(SCoR) and set Approval Criteria (AC).

The diagram below gives an overview of the stages of the approval process:

From time to time, we contract experts to take part in the approval process in a range of General and Vocational qualifications. Details of these will be published on our website.