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1 Principal Learning and Project Qualifications within the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification Cara Moloney Principal Learning Project Manager DCELLS Welsh Assembly Government

2 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.

3 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

4 VRQs Principal Learning And Project

5 Fully Integrated Delivery Key to Success Principal Learning Project Work Related Education Key Skills/ ESW

6 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.

7 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

8 ‘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

9 Principal Learning Qualifications in 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

10 Support from Awarding Organisations Specifications and guidance for Wales Staff Development

11 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

12 Support for September 2011 start 1.Awarding Organisations - Specifications for Wales And Training 2.DCELLS Guidance- brochures and banners/Support/Funding 3.Sector Skills Councils 4.NGFL 5. Careers Wales/ EBPs

13 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.

14 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 Networks and SSCs, to support and disseminate the development of good practice arising from the WBQ Principal Learning offer for 2011.

15 NGFL One stop shop for online teaching resources Links to SSCs websites Links to Careers Wales website

16 Application Process Expressions of interest were sent from Networks to DCELLS in July 2010 Applications from Networks to DCELLS by November for Sift process Networks will be notified of decisions in December with Ministerial Approval

17 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.

18 Principal Learning Qualification leaflet


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