Engagement is key to our policy making; so we hold regular events across Wales in partnership with, and for, our stakeholders. In this section you will find details of the events being run by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES).
We hold many events across Wales to engage with our stakeholders. These events are free to attend, and provide a great opportunity for you to engage with Ministers and policy makers, to help shape the education and skills provision in Wales.
A national celebration of the impact that vocational qualifications (VQs) have on learners and employers.
In April 2014 Buttle UK announced they were withdrawing the Quality Mark for supporting care leavers in higher and further education institutions.
We have a range of programmes which are delivered to around 60,000 learners on work based learning programmes each year, including its Jobs Growth Wales programme.
We are pleased to share with you an invitation to attend the all Wales Sector Priorities Fund Pilot (SPFP) summit on 10 January 2014.
The Welsh Government have recently held Prior Information Notice events in North and South Wales to provide you with information about the forthcoming tender opportunity.
There has been an overwhelmingly positive response and recognition of the potential of ULN to improve services to learners.
The proposals in this consultation seek to introduce a compulsory registration and monitoring scheme for children who are home educated.
Due to the huge amount of demand for the two events on 25 and 27 September we have arranged an additional consultation event on Thursday 11 October.
On 2 July 2012, the Minister for Education and Skills published a White Paper setting out the Welsh Government’s legislative proposals in relation to further and higher education reform.
The Welsh Government is organising a series of consultation events across Wales.
The Welsh Government is organising a series of four education conferences across Wales.
This unique free daytime event will bring together a high profile business speaker with networking opportunities and celebrate the achievements of exemplar organisations who have invested in skills development.
The Minister for Education and Skills gave a keynote address on “Raising School Standards”, and this was followed by a Question and Answer session.
In July 2010, the Apprenticeship Matching Service (AMS) was rolled out in two pilot areas: Gwynedd/Anglesey, Swansea/Neath and Port Talbot. This pilot scheme was put in place to introduce the service to learning providers and aspiring apprentices. The scheme was also used to raise the awareness of
The Welsh Assembly Government is encouraging and supporting the use of the Unique Learner Number (ULN) to provide a single identifier for every learner in Wales.
These Regional Road shows are open to anyone planning to run the qualifications or to find out more information. There will be presentations from practitioners running the qualifications, with the primary aims of sharing good practice, considering quality provision, collaborative working and pedago
The Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) published its Welsh-medium Education Strategy in April 2010. One of the Strategy’s main objectives is to introduce a new planning framework for Welsh-medium and Welsh-language education which will be led by WAG but delivered by local authorities.
The Conference for Pupil Referral Units provided an opportunity to hear about policy developments in education otherwise than at school. The conference provided the opportunity to consider policies and practice, share information on best practice and help shape future approaches.
On 10th February 2011, Leighton Andrews AM, the Minister for Children, Education and Lifelong Learning, launched the Welsh Assembly Government’s new £900,000 pilot scheme to help young people aged 16 to 17 into employment.