Night time economy framework »The framework aims to help develop a sustainable, healthy and safe night time economy in Wales.Learn more »
Mark Drakeford announces additional £20m for social care in 2017-18
Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford has announced the Welsh Government will invest an additional £20m in social care in 2017-18.
- Health Secretary connects with NHS Wales staff
- Increase in funding to help Wales’ most disadvantaged pupils – Kirsty Williams
- Mark Drakeford announces additional £20m for social care in 2017-18
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Section highlightLandfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme
The scheme will support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.
Final Budget 2017-18 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2017-18 is £15bn.Learn more »
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Further education (FE) in Wales is a diverse sector providing a wide range of qualifications delivered to learners of all ages.
It is delivered through the implementation of Qualified for Life, the Skills Implementation plan and Youth Engagement and Progression Framework. Qualified for Life sets out our long-term vision for education of 3-19 year olds. The Skills Implementation Plan sets out a 10 year vision for a more highly-skilled nation. The Youth Engagement and Progression Framework focuses on progression, enabling learners to fulfil their potential.
Following the introduction of the Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) Act 2014 institutions have been afforded new freedoms and flexibilities. This has encouraged a new working relationship with us, ensuring colleges deliver effective further education in their communities. A new Code for further education colleges has been published to establish trust in their governance as they move into a new era of independence. The Code, coordinated on behalf of the sector by educational charity ColegauCymru / CollegesWales, sets out the shared values and expectations of good college governance under their new legal status as not-for-profit institutions that exist to serve the public.
To highlight the increasing role of governors in the delivery of Further Education a Ministerial event was held (December 2014) It was an opportunity to share the priorities and challenges ahead. The target audience included Chairs of Governors, Vice Chairs and Clerks of all FE Institutions in Wales.
ColegauCymru / CollegesWales is the national organisation which represents Further Education Institutions in Wales. Due to the successful completion of the transformation agenda there are now 14 institutions in Wales. These institutions have a crucial role to play in the delivery of the Ministerial priorities for the sector. These include tackling poverty, improved literacy and numeracy, learner progression and support, employer engagement and enterprise and developing Welsh medium provision.
The sector is encouraged to work closely with schools, local authorities, employers and other stakeholders to meet the needs of learners and employers enabling them to progress in the future.