Annual Report 2017

Welcome to our second Annual Report, in which we describe our work and highlight our achievements from September 2016 to August 2017.

Welcome to our second Annual Report, in which we describe our work and highlight our achievements from September 2016 to August 2017.

For the purpose of this report, we have summarised our Operational Priorities into five main areas of business. These are as follows:

  • General qualifications activities;
  • Vocational qualifications activities;
  • Core regulatory activities;
  • Engaging with and supporting the Welsh qualifications system; and
  • Developing our corporate capability and capacity.

To download a full copy of the report, click here – Annual Report 2016-17

An introduction to the report from both our Chair, Ann Evans and Chief Executive, Philip Blaker.

Ann Evans, Chair

Philip Blaker, Chief Executive

Emyr George, Associate Director, General Qualifications

"We are now fully established and have developed a strong and clear voice as the independent regulator of qualifications in Wales".

Ann Evans, Chair

"Our Principal Aims, set out for us in our underpinning legislation, ensure that we are focused on the interests of students. Our achievements contribute to a sense of confidence as we move forward with our important work. We are confident that we have, and will continue to act to protect the interests of students in Wales".

Philip Blaker, Chief Executive

"We’ve been really impressed with the way in which the Qualifications Wales team have engaged with us and actively sought the views of staff and students, and have looked to understand the day-to-day experience of schools who are delivering a broad range of qualifications to young people and the opportunities and challenges this presents to us and, more importantly, those students".

Trevor Brown Headteacher St. Joseph’s RC High School, Newport

"The Federation of Awarding Bodies values the positive relationship we have with Qualifications Wales. We particularly welcome that the regulator seeks to engage with our members on a range of regulatory projects and consultations. We believe this engagement and on-going constructive dialogue helps to contribute towards ensuring that learners continue to have access to high quality vocational qualifications in Wales".

Stephen Wright Chief Executive Federation of Awarding Bodies

 And read our Press Release here.

Watch our attendance at The National Assembly for Wales' Children, Young People and Education Committee from the 6 December here.