Explanatory Notes

Qualifications Wales Act 2015


05 August 2015

Commentary on Sections

Part 4: Priority Qualifications and Approval of Qualifications

Section 26: Transitional provision in connection with surrender of approval

59.This section allows the acknowledgement of surrender given by Qualifications Wales under section 25 to provide for an extension period after the surrender date until a later date (the extension date). During that period, the form of the qualification continues to be treated as approved, but only for the purposes specified in the acknowledgement of surrender. This can only be done if Qualifications Wales considers it appropriate to avoid prejudicing learners – for example to provide an opportunity for learners to resit the qualification. “Surrender date” and “extension date” are both defined in this section.