Monitoring awarding bodies

We aim to ensure that our monitoring activities are transparent, accountable, proportionate and consistent, and targeted towards awarding bodies that pose the highest risk to the qualifications system in Wales. We use a range of monitoring techniques to monitor awarding bodies against the Standard Conditions of Recognition, including:

  • Regulatory update meetings
  • Statement of compliance
  • Statement of compliance follow up monitoring activities
  • Regulatory audits

We give sufficient notice to awarding bodies about our monitoring activities and provide the necessary preparatory information. If we identify shortcomings with individual awarding bodies, we write to them to highlight our concerns and require them to take action accordingly in line with our ‘Taking action when things go wrong’ policy.