Regulation

We regulate non-degree qualifications and the qualifications system in Wales. We do this by recognising awarding bodies, checking qualifications and monitoring their activities to make sure that they operate fairly and consistently, and that they follow regulations. We also work with them to maintain standards in qualifications and to ensure that the public has confidence in the Welsh qualifications system.

We will publish our regulatory approach, which is based upon the five principles of better regulation, shortly.

Latest Regulatory Publications

Monday 21 September, 2015
Author: Qualifications Wales

Criteria for recognition (225.5 KB)

The Criteria for Recognition set out the requirements which need to be met by an awarding organisation before it can gain recognition status.

Regulatory news

New curriculum timeline welcomed by Qualifications Wales

Tuesday 26/09/2017

New curriculum timeline welcomed by Qualifications Wales

Qualifications Wales has welcomed the Welsh Government’s decision to publish a new timeline for the introduction of the new curriculum.

Regulatory Strategy project: Review of Conditions of Recognition

Tuesday 29/08/2017

Regulatory Strategy project: Review of Conditions of Recognition

We are proposing to undertake a review of our Conditions of Recognition, with the aim of making the Conditions as accessible as possible to awarding bodies while ensuring they enable us as the regulator to execute our regulatory functions. This review was supported by awarding bodies who participated in our Regulatory Strategy Project.

Qualifications Wales confident that A and AS level standards are maintained

Thursday 17/08/2017

Qualifications Wales confident that A and AS level standards are maintained

Qualifications Wales is content with the way this year’s AS, A and Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate exams have been conducted.