New deal for the education workforce »Delivering our ambitions for learners in Wales will need the full commitment of a highly skilled and professional workforce.Learn more »
£2.7million for Welsh museums, archives and libraries
Museums, archives and libraries across Wales will benefit from almost £2.7million in the latest round of Welsh Government grant funding.
- PRA Health Services expansion to create nearly 90 jobs in Swansea
- E-cigarette use more common among under 15s than tobacco, research finds
- £2.7million for Welsh museums, archives and libraries
- Consultation on guidance for commissioning substance misuse services
- Proposal for the registration of school learning support workers with the Education Workforce Council
- Proposals for the Basic Payment Scheme
- Consultation on Service Framework for the Treatment of People with a Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Misuse Problem 2015
- Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) Consultation – UK Marine Programme of Measures
- Aligning the apprenticeship model to the needs of the Welsh economy
Section highlightRegulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) BillThe Bill will improve the quality of care and support in Wales and strengthen protection for citizens.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Upcoming calendar »
See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.View upcoming calendar »
Approval of Qualifications
An approved qualification is eligible in Wales for funding by a Local Education Authority or by the Welsh Assembly Government. Details of these ‘approved’ qualifications can be found on the Database of Approved Qualifications in Wales (DAQW).
Under sections 96 and 99 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000, schools, institutions and employers in Wales can offer under 19-year-olds a course leading to an external qualification. This would be funded either by a Local Education Authority or by the Welsh Assembly Government, as long as the qualification is approved.
Details about approved qualifications can be found in the Database of Approved Qualifications in Wales (DAQW).
DAQW contains details of all the qualifications which are approved for teaching in Wales for learners aged under 19, excluding higher education.
It is constantly being updated as new qualifications are accredited and approved. Information on DAQW includes expiry dates, age categories, whether the qualification counts as a choice for the 14-19 Learning Pathways and performance points.
DAQW is a searchable database and you can save or print off your results.
To find out more information, view the DAQW website.