About Qualifications Wales

Who are we?

Qualifications Wales is the new regulator of non-degree qualifications for Wales. We took on our regulatory functions on 21 September 2015, under the Qualifications Wales Act 2015.

The Act gives us two Principal Aims:

  • Ensuring that qualifications, and the Welsh qualification system, are effective for meeting the reasonable needs of learners in Wales; and
  • Promoting public confidence in qualifications and in the Welsh qualification system.

What we do
We have a key role in protecting the value of qualifications. We do this by ensuring that awarding bodies (often called ‘exam boards’) – the organisations that develop and deliver qualifications - meet certain standards. We scrutinise specific qualifications and oversee the Welsh qualification system to make sure it is working in the interest of learners in Wales.