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The strategic authority for overseeing all aspects of Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET).

First published:
5 December 2017
Last updated:

The commission, subject to legislation, will be established as an independent Welsh Government sponsored body by 2023. It will be responsible for overseeing the post-16 sector in Wales which includes further education (FE), higher education (HE), apprenticeships, sixth forms and Welsh Government funded research and innovation in the PCET sector.

Intended Responsibilities

  • Protecting the interests of learners, ensuring vocational and academic learning are equally valued
  • align education and training more closely with the needs of employers
  • monitor performance and governance whilst protecting the academic freedom of institutions
  • monitor and promote improvement in education and training providers
  • take a whole system approach to research and innovation funding with an ability to provide funding to a wide range of HE and FE institutions
  • to increase the availability of Welsh-medium tertiary education and to encourage individuals to learn through the medium of Welsh.

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