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 »
Princes Gate Spring Water embarks on most significant investment to date
Princes Gate Spring Water is investing £5.5m in a major expansion project with support from the Welsh Government that will double staff numbers and more than triple production volumes.
- University and Hospital show Minister how Invest to Save is helping them deliver more efficient services
- New guidance to help communities take ownership of local assets
- Princes Gate Spring Water embarks on most significant investment to date
- Proposals for the Basic Payment Scheme
- Consultation on the Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales - 2015
- Changes to the Producer Responsibility regimes for batteries and packaging
- Proposed changes to homelessness data collections
- The Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Wales) Regulations 2015
- The designation of higher education courses at alternative providers for the purpose of student support
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 »
Section highlightTaxes in Wales
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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The Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification
The Welsh Baccalaureate is an exciting qualification that adds a valuable new dimension to the subjects and courses already available to 14 – 19 year old students. It combines personal development skills with existing qualifications like A Levels, NVQs and GCSEs to make one wider award that is recognised and valued by employers, universities and other Higher Education Institutions.
The Welsh Baccalaureate is valued because it helps to develop learners’ personal skills. These skills are essential if they are to do well when they leave school and start a job or go on to further education.
Over 200 centres in Wales are approved to offer the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification to some 53,000 learners from September 2010.
"The Welsh Baccalaureate has transformed learning in the school. Students have a better attitude and really feel they gain from the personal development work and the key skills improvements. I also believe it helps them improve their grades in ‘Options’ subjects.”
Phil Davies, Head of Sixth Form, St Cyres School
Visit the Welsh Baccalaureate website for more information