1.These Explanatory Notes are for the Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Act 2014 which was passed by the National Assembly for Wales on 03 December 2013 and received Royal Assent on 27 January 2014. They have been prepared by the Department for Education and Skills of the Welsh Government in order to assist the reader of the Act.  The Explanatory Notes should be read in conjunction with the Act but are not part of it.

2.They are not and not meant to be a comprehensive description of the Act. Where a section or part of a section is self explanatory, no further explanation or comment is provided.

3.The powers to make the Act are contained in Part 4 and paragraph 5 of Part 1 of Schedule 7 to the Government of Wales Act 2006. The National Assembly for Wales has the requisite legislative competence to make provision for and in connection with the Act by virtue of Schedule 7, paragraph 5 (Education and training).