Explanatory Notes

Qualifications Wales Act 2015


05 August 2015

Commentary on Sections

Part 8: Supplementary

Section 47: Policy statement and statement about consultation

105.This section requires Qualifications Wales to publish information that sets out the approach it intends to take to performing its key functions. The purpose of the policy statement is to make Qualification Wales’s likely approach to its functions transparent to those potentially affected by them and the public generally. The statement must include information on the matters listed in subsection (2), as these matters could impact significantly on awarding bodies and how they conduct their business.

106.In addition, subsection (3) requires Qualifications Wales to prepare a statement about the circumstances and the manner in which it proposes to consult. This is not confined to written consultations, and would also cover other forms of interaction with others with a view to getting their views.

107.These statements must be kept under review and if appropriate revised. Both the first statement and any subsequent revised statements must be published.