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Principal Learning and Project Qualifications within the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification Cara Moloney Principal Learning Project Manager DCELLS Welsh Assembly Government cara.moloney@wales.gsi.gov.uk 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

cara.moloney@wales.gsi.gov.uk

01443 - 663977


Principal learning qualification
Principal Learning Qualification Welsh Baccalaureate 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 Welsh Baccalaureate QualificationModel

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


Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification

Principal Learning

And Project

VRQs


Fully integrated delivery key to success
Fully Integrated Delivery Welsh Baccalaureate QualificationKey to Success


Welsh bac update
Welsh Bac update Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification

  • 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 Welsh Baccalaureate QualificationQualifications 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 Welsh Baccalaureate Qualificationand 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 Qualifications Welsh Baccalaureate Qualificationin 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 Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification

  • Specifications and guidance for Wales

  • Staff Development


Collaboration
Collaboration Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification

  • 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 Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification2011 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) Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification

  • 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 Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification

  • 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.


NGFL Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification

  • One stop shop for online teaching resources

  • Links to SSCs websites

  • Links to Careers Wales website


Application process
Application Process Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification

  • 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 Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification

  • 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.


Principal learning qualification leaflet
Principal Learning Qualification leaflet Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification


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