From September 2015, Qualifications Wales became responsible for the regulation of awarding bodies and the quality assurance of non-degree qualifications delivered in Wales. Qualifications Wales, as an independent statutory body, is well placed to ensure that qualifications offered in Wales meet the needs of learners, employers and the economy.
Qualifications Wales is the principal authority on qualifications in Wales and provides professional advice to the Welsh Ministers on relevant matters as well as information, advice and support to a wide range of stakeholders. It communicates the value of qualifications offered in Wales to stakeholders inside and outside of Wales.
Qualifications Wales is independent from the Welsh Government. It takes professional and autonomous decisions on qualifications. It leads on aspects of qualifications policy development. It reports to the National Assembly for Wales on how it has fulfilled and how it plans to fulfil its functions.
Role and responsibilities of the Board members
1. Provide strategic direction and leadership, driving performance and hold the Body to account against its strategic and corporate plans.
2. Ensure propriety, regularity, economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the operation of the body and adherence to the seven principles of public life (the Nolan principles).
3. Together with other Board members, ensure that the Body fulfils its statutory aims and objectives.
4. Be a champion for the organisation and its aims and objectives. Be a role model for both staff and stakeholders.
5. Work co-operatively to build relationships with all stakeholders including key Welsh Government Departments, particularly the Department for Education and Skills.
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