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Principal Learning and Project Qualifications within the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification Cara Moloney Principal Learning Project Manager DCELLS Welsh Assembly Government [email protected] 01443 - 663977. Principal Learning Qualification.

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Principal Learning and Project Qualifications within the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification

Cara Moloney

Principal Learning Project Manager

DCELLS

Welsh Assembly Government

[email protected]

01443 - 663977

principal learning qualification
Principal Learning Qualification
  • Developed in partnership with employers and universities
  • Provides in-depth subject knowledge
  • Practical transferable skills
  • Insight into an occupational area without committing learners to a career in that area.
14 19 diploma in england model
14 – 19 Diploma in England Model

Made up of:

  • Principal Learning Qualification
  • Generic Skills
  • Project Qualification
  • Functional Skills & Personal Learning & Thinking Skills
  • Additional and or Specialist Learning (ASL)
  • 10 days work experience
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Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification

Principal Learning

And Project

VRQs

welsh bac update
Welsh Bac update
  • There are approximately 50,000 Welsh Baccalaureate learners at all levels at the moment. (Sept 2010)
  • There are 214 centres approved to deliver the WBQ from September 2010, of these, 172 are schools, 22 are FEIs, 18 are training organisations and 2 PRUs.
principal learning qualifications in wales
Principal Learning Qualifications in Wales
  • Available at levels 1, 2 & 3
  • Can only be taken within the options of the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification

and

  • must be accompanied by the Project Qualification
size of principal learning and project qualifications
‘Size’ of Principal Learning and Project Qualifications

Principal Learning Level 1 = 240 GLH

50% of which must be applied learning

Foundation Project = 60 GLH

Principal Learning level 2 = 420 GLH

50% of which must be applied learning

Higher Project = 60 GLH

Principal Learning [level 3] = 540 GLH

50% of which must be applied learning

Extended Project = 120 GLH

principal learning qualifications in wales1
Principal Learning Qualificationsin Wales

First teaching September 2009

Final Applications for Pump priming funding is Nov 2010

Engineering IT

Creative and Media Construction & Built Environment

First teaching September 2010

Final Applications for Pump priming funding is Nov 2011

Environmental and Land-based Manufacturing and Product Design

Hair and beauty Studies Business Admin and Finance

Hospitality Society, Health & Development

First teaching September 2011

Final Applications for Pump priming funding is Nov 2012

Public services Sport and Leisure

Retail Business Travel and Tourism

support from awarding organisations
Support from Awarding Organisations
  • Specifications and guidance for Wales
  • Staff Development
collaboration
Collaboration
  • Build on existing school FE links – strengthening existing and developing new
  • Helps maximise provision required for the Learning and Skills Measure
  • Provision only through local 14 – 19 Networks/consortia- Funding and Applications
support for september 2011 start
Support for September 2011 start
  • Awarding Organisations - Specifications for Wales

And Training

  • DCELLS Guidance- brochures and banners/Support/Funding
  • Sector Skills Councils
  • NGFL

5. Careers Wales/ EBPs

support from sector skills councils sscs
Support from Sector Skills Councils (SSCs)
  • Secure support from employers for these new qualifications
  • Provide examples of good practice
  • Alongside Awarding Organisations, publicise the WBQ and new Principal Learning qualifications to young people, parents and employers.
careers wales ebps
Careers Wales / EBPs
  • Brokering employer engagement including CPD
  • Mechanisms for coordinating links and activities involving schools/colleges and employers
  • Partnerships with schools, colleges and other partners, including 14-19 Networks and SSCs, to support and disseminate the development of good practice arising from the WBQ Principal Learning offer for 2011.
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NGFL
  • One stop shop for online teaching resources
  • Links to SSCs websites
  • Links to Careers Wales website
application process
Application Process
  • Expressions of interest were sent from 14-19 Networks to DCELLS in July 2010
  • Applications from Networks to DCELLS by November for Sift process
  • Networks will be notified of decisions in December 2010- with Ministerial Approval
funding support
Funding support
  • Additional funding will be provided by DCELLS for the Networks to manage
  • Specific pump priming funding will be provided - £2000 per line of learning
  • Delivery Funding per learner for 2 years.
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