New deal for the education workforce »Delivering our ambitions for learners in Wales will need the full commitment of a highly skilled and professional workforce.Learn more »
Securing a brighter future by switching out the lights
Many buildings across the Welsh Government’s estate along with Cadw’s monuments will be in darkness this Saturday when lights are switched off in support of the WWF’s Earth Hour.
- New plans to reduce the number of children living in poverty
- £5million loan scheme to improve local sport facilities and get Wales active
- Securing a brighter future by switching out the lights
- Consultation on the Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales - 2015
- Changes to the Producer Responsibility regimes for batteries and packaging
- Consultation on a Private Rented Sector Code of Practice for Landlords and Agents
- Call for evidence on the use and effectiveness of Civil Sanctions for environmental offences
- Proposed changes to homelessness data collections
- The Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Wales) Regulations 2015
Section highlightRegulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) BillThe Bill will improve the quality of care and support in Wales and strengthen protection for citizens.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
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The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
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Transforming Education and Training Provision in Wales
The Transformation policy requires all learning providers to support the policy by planning and implementing change to secure significant improvements to learning delivery.
The policy and framework for post-16 reconfiguration, Transforming Education and Training Provision in Wales, was launched in September 2008.
The policy challenges all schools, colleges, universities and work-based training providers to set aside traditional, narrow, institutional arrangements and plan provision collectively across a geographic area. In this way they would be able to directly remove duplicate learning programmes and direct more funding to teaching and learning and learner support. This would provide more and better learning opportunities for all young people and adults.
In Wales, the evidence shows that no one specific collaboration or reconfiguration model could deliver the transformation of post-16 education and training provision. Consequently, the policy is not prescriptive in its approach to change. It calls upon providers of post-16 education to form partnerships across geographic areas or skill sectors and develop local/regional solutions based on evidence of need.
In November 2009, "Transformation - Y Siwrnai" was published. This document reports back on the progress made on post-16 transformational change one year on from the launch of the Transformation policy and details ‘y siwrnai’/’the journey’ that stakeholders have been taking to implement the post-16 phase of the Transformation policy. It also highlights the intention to extend the Transformation policy to cover all phases of education and training.
DCELLS is continuing to work with Learning Partnerships on the development and implementation of effective plans for change. These fall into four models: Further education/maintained secondary school collaboration; unification of all Post-16 Learning provision in an area; Further Education Institution mergers and Local Authority area re-organisation.
We expect implementation of the policy to result in significant benefits for learners with a firm focus on improved skill levels for all young people and adults.