Our regulatory powers were enhanced through the introduction of the Higher Education (Wales) Act 2015.
This meant changes to our powers, with specific duties relating to:
- monitoring higher education institutions’ compliance with fee and access plans
- assessing the quality of education
- preparing and consulting on a new Financial Management Code, and monitoring institutions’ compliance with the Code
- providing information and advice to Welsh Ministers.
The Higher Education (Wales) Act 2015 is underpinned by regulations that set out how the legislation will be implemented.