Procedures

These documents outline procedural regulatory requirements. Some procedures are applied generally and some are specific to certain qualifications.

General Procedures

Rules about Applications for Awarding Body Recognition
This outlines the procedures for Recognition and applies to any awarding body that wishes to apply to become recognised by us and to have its qualifications regulated in Wales. 

Rules about Applications for Designation of Qualifications 
This document is for a recognised awarding body wishing to apply for its qualification to be designated by Qualifications Wales.

Qualification Specific Procedures

Rules about Applications for Recognition to award GCSE / GCE Qualifications
This document is for any recognised awarding body wishing to apply for recognition to award GCSE / GCE Qualifications. This document should be read in conjunction with the Criteria for Recognition to award GCSE / GCE Qualifications.

Exam Procedures Review Service 
This provides an opportunity to hear an argument that an awarding body has failed to comply with our requirements, or their own procedures, for the handling of appeals relating to the award of GCSEs, GCEs and Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificates.

The EPRS procedures can be found here.