Contingency planning for winter weather »Severe weather requires robust, collaborative planning between the Welsh Government and the public and private sectors in Wales.Learn more »
New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
A legal obligation to report any child or adult believed to be at risk of abuse or neglect will be implemented in Wales in 2016, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford today announced.
- “Get vaccinated against the flu”, Wales’ top doctor urges
- 0808 80 10 800 - 24 hour help for domestic abuse victims
- New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
- Designation of Licensing authority under Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2015-16
- Adoption and Children Act 2002 (Joint Adoption Arrangements)(Wales) Directions 2015
- Independent Living Fund – future arrangements to support recipients in Wales
- Consultation on Local Development Plans Process Review
Section highlightQualifications Wales BillThe Bill will establish Qualifications Wales as an independent regulator for qualifications and the qualification system in Wales.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update
This 6th edition details over 370 investments across both public and private sectors with a value of more than £40bn.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
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How we regulate qualifications
It’s our responsibility, as the regulator in Wales, to ensure that all learners get the results they deserve and that their qualifications are correctly valued and understood, now and in the future. We primarily do this by evaluating qualifications, and the organisations that award them, against nationally established criteria.
We formally recognise awarding organisations by checking that they have adequate resources to award their qualifications.
Together with the regulators in England and Northern Ireland, we run an accreditation system that ensures the qualifications, awarded by recognised organisations, meet the criteria appropriate for their type, level and subject.
Once qualifications have been accredited, we make sure that awarding organisations carry out their roles correctly and that qualification standards are the same each year.
For general qualifications in particular, we monitor the questions set and examiners’ marking.