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- Renting Homes – Illustrative Model Contract
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- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 1: Joint Housing Land Availability Studies (JHLAS)
- Statutory Guidance to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales in relation to the salaries of Local Authority Chief Executives
- Legislative proposals for Additional Learning Needs – White paper
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Section highlightThe Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill
The Bill aims to improve the Public Sector response in Wales to gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - June 2014
Our pipeline provides visibility of infrastructure investment activity across Wales.
1st Supplementary Budget 2014-15 »
The 1st Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the Final Budget for 2014-15, which was published in December 2013.Learn more »
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Approval of Qualifications
An approved qualification is eligible in Wales for funding by a Local Education Authority or by the Welsh Assembly Government. Details of these ‘approved’ qualifications can be found on the Database of Approved Qualifications in Wales (DAQW).
Under sections 96 and 99 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000, schools, institutions and employers in Wales can offer under 19-year-olds a course leading to an external qualification. This would be funded either by a Local Education Authority or by the Welsh Assembly Government, as long as the qualification is approved.
Details about approved qualifications can be found in the Database of Approved Qualifications in Wales (DAQW).
DAQW contains details of all the qualifications which are approved for teaching in Wales for learners aged under 19, excluding higher education.
It is constantly being updated as new qualifications are accredited and approved. Information on DAQW includes expiry dates, age categories, whether the qualification counts as a choice for the 14-19 Learning Pathways and performance points.
DAQW is a searchable database and you can save or print off your results.
To find out more information, view the DAQW website.