Chair's Foreword


I’m delighted to present Qualifications Wales’ first annual report.

Our first year has been extremely challenging, but very rewarding. The development of a brand-new organisation required us to design and implement all the necessary processes and procedures to run efficiently, alongside establishing ourselves as a credible qualifications regulator, and taking over the significant reform programme started within the Welsh Government. This was a major task, but one we have met due to the hard work, enthusiasm and professionalism of our staff, and I’d like to pay tribute to all of them. I’d also like to thank the very many people and organisations with whom we work, and who have helped to shape our new organisation.

In our first year, we have achieved our goals and have begun to establish ourselves as part of the wider education community in Wales. We place at the heart of everything we do the learner and public confidence in the Welsh qualification system; while we know there are many challenges ahead, we look forward with enthusiasm and confidence to our second year.

Ann Evans