Qualifications Wales – QiW database update


Qualifications Wales – QiW database update

Friday, 18 March 2016

Qualifications Wales is nearing the launch of its new online database, Qualifications in Wales (QiW) on Friday, 1 April 2016. QiW will replace the Database of Approved Qualifications in Wales (DAQW), and will enable awarding bodies to submit qualifications directly onto the system, and to track, search, filter and sort qualifications that are approved and designated for use in Wales.

Qualification Wales will shortly be completing the migration of data from DAQW to QiW, and therefore need to implement a short pause of qualification submissions. Therefore:

  • Any qualifications submitted to RITS after 5pm on 17 March 2016 for use in Wales will NOT be captured in DAQW or QiW.
  • DAQW will still be available for use until the launch of QiW, but will only be accurate as at Monday, 21 March 2016.
  • DAQW will be ‘switched off’ on Thursday, 31 March 2016.
  • QiW will be available for use on Friday, 1 April 2016.

To keep up-to-date with QiW, please visit the QiW webpage here: Approval of Qualifications.