Regulatory powers

Our regulatory powers

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

Explanatory notes


The Higher Education (Wales) Act 2015 is underpinned by regulations that set out how the legislation will be implemented.