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The Minister for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills approves the publication of information about Approved Qualifications for learners in Wales. In this section of the website, you will find information about these qualifications and relevant legislation.

Courses leading to the qualifications listed are eligible in Wales for funding by a Local Education Authority or by the Welsh Assembly Government:

  • under Section 96 and 97 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000
  • and for use with persons under 19 (Section 96) and persons aged 19 and over (Section 97).

Details about these qualifications can be found in the Database of Approved Qualifications in Wales (DAQW).  This includes details such as Credit Equivalence Unit (CEU), performance points and level thresholds, as well as the information previously held in the spreadsheet.

View the database on the DAQW website.