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These pages inform learning providers of how our policies affect them. You will also find guidance and resources for providers of education in Wales.
This document sets out our plans for developing the new quality and effectiveness Framework and our planned timetable for its implementation.
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The Quality and Effectiveness Framework (QEF) for post-16 learning will help us to ensure that the education and training that it funds is of high quality and meets the needs of learners.

QEF is primarily based on the following core indicators:

Learner outcomes
  • Learner outcomes reports (LORs)
  • Benchmarking tool
  • Value Added
  • National Comparators
  • Employer engagement
  • Learner satisfaction
  • Learner involvement
Leadership and management
  • Self-assessment
  • Peer Review

Please visit the Learning Wales website for key information on themed ‘Improvement areas’ and guidance, case studies and reports outlining successful approaches for improving quality.