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

Memorandum of Understanding between Qualifications Wales and Welsh Language Commissioner

Thursday 07/12/2017

Memorandum of Understanding between Qualifications Wales and Welsh Language Commissioner

Qualifications Wales and the Welsh Language Commissioner have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support collaborative working arrangements between the two regulators.

Review of Standard Conditions of Recognition

Tuesday 05/12/2017

Review of Standard Conditions of Recognition

We are seeking awarding bodies’ views on what Conditions or groups of Conditions that are of interest or that you believe we should prioritise, and your reasons for this.

Annual Report records regulator’s use of new powers for the first time

Monday 04/12/2017

Annual Report records regulator’s use of new powers for the first time

The past year has seen some notable achievements for Qualifications Wales, with the regulator using some of its powers for the first time.