PART 1Title and Interpretation

Title and interpretation

1.—(1) The title of this Order is the Qualifications Wales Act 2015 (Commencement No. 2 and Transitional and Saving Provisions) Order 2015.

(2) In this Order—

“the 1997 Act” (“Deddf 1997”) means the Education Act 1997(1);

“the Act” (“y Ddeddf”) means the Qualifications Wales Act 2015;

“the Database” (“y Gronfa Ddata”) means the database published online(2) called “the Database of Approved Qualifications in Wales” and which is also known as “DAQW”;

“relevant qualification” (“cymhwyster perthnasol”) has the same meaning as in section 30 of the 1997 Act(3) as that section is in force immediately before 21 September 2015.


1997 c. 44. There are many amendments to Part 5 of this Act.


As at 21 September 2015, this database is at www.daqw.org.uk.


Amendments to section 30 of the 1997 Act which are relevant to this Order are made by: the Learning and Skills Act 2000 (c. 21), section 103(1) and (4)(c) and Schedule 11; the Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales (Transfer of Functions to the National Assembly for Wales and Abolition) Order 2005 (S.I. 2005/3239) (W. 244), Schedule 1, paragraphs 6, 14, and 15(b) and (d); and the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 (c. 22), Schedule 12, paragraphs 12 and 15 and Schedule 16, Part 4.