Vocational and General Qualifications

Qualifications Wales is responsible for regulating both vocational and general qualifications.

Emyr George, Associate Director, General Qualifications

In the past year, our work has included:

  • Developing and publishing Approval criteria for GCSEs and A levels for first teaching from 2017;
  • The successful implementation of a rigorous process to Approve reformed GCSEs and A levels for first teaching from 2016;
  • The monitoring, implementation and award of reformed GCSE, AS and A level qualifications and the Welsh Baccalaureate for first teaching from September 2015.

Cassy Taylor, Associate Director, Vocational Qualifications

In the past year, our work has included:

  • Undertaking our first sector review in Health and Social Care;
  • Monitoring the implementation of revised Essential Skills Wales qualifications which were available for first teaching in September 2015;
  • Developing a future programme of vocational qualification monitoring, to run in parallel with our programme of sector reviews.