Website, Qualifications Wales

Work > Website, Qualifications Wales
Method4 developed a bespoke website for the newly created organisation, Qualifications Wales.

Qualifications Wales is a Welsh Government Sponsored Body established through the Qualifications Wales Act 2015. They regulate non-degree qualifications and the qualifications system in Wales.

Challenges

  • To design and develop a professional, contemporary website for a brand new organisation.
  • To understand the types of users who would visit the website and what information they would require.
  • To bring together content from multiple sources to produce a coherent and engaging website.

Solution

  • Consultations and workshops with Qualifications Wales staff over a number of weeks helped us determine who would be visiting the website and why.
  • User journey mapping was completed and from this we were able to create the information architecture and site map.
  • Once the information architecture was defined we were able to produce page wireframes and carry out graphic design to define the look and feel of the site.
  • Development was carried out using the Agile SCRUM methodology.
  • Develop a bespoke website built on the Umbraco content management system.

Benefits

  • The Umbraco content management system allows the content editors at Qualifications Wales to manage content with ease.
  • Qualifications Wales can tag content with metadata, allowing website users to search for categories of documents using the bespoke search engine.
  • The website design takes into account the various users of the site with separate sections for learners and regulators.
  • There is bilingual functionality throughout.
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