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We would like to remind centres that WJEC provides, and will continue to provide, qualifications which meet the needs of teachers and the requirements of regulators in both England and Wales.


The Department for Education has recently revised the criteria which must be met for qualifications to attract performance points. Unfortunately, for the 2014 performance measure, all Entry Level qualifications and those at Level 1 which have no direct links to a Level 2 qualification will not be included in these tables after 2013.

This only applies to centres in England

WJEC will continue to provide Entry Pathways qualification at all levels as centres have shown that the demand is there for a rigorous and pertinent assessment for the range of learners following these courses.

Important Dates

January Series

1 OctoberEntry deadline
30 NovemberEntry amendment deadline
12 DecemberSample submission deadline

June Series

21 FebruaryEntry deadline
30 AprilEntry amendment deadline
4 MaySample submission deadline

Any entries received after the above dates will need to be entered in the next examination session.


Centres will choose their own samples according to the following sampling formula:

Total Number of CandidatesWork To be Submitted
1 - 10Sample of 3 for each unit at each level to show evidence of all units covered
11 - 20Sample of 5 for each unit at each level to show evidence of all units covered
21 +Sample of 7 for each unit at each level to show evidence of all units covered

Full details of the sampling process and formula can be found in the Entry Pathways Specification.

Entry Level Current Specification Extension

WJEC has retained the following Entry Level qualifications in line with the National Curriculum in England and prior to the results of the Qualification review in Wales.

Please keep an eye on the Entry Pathways web pages for further updates or see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

New Entry Level Units and Qualifications

Entry Level qualifications have been revised to provide a more flexible unitised framework within the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

One major development is the removal of timetabled examinations, WJEC will instead supply exemplar material to give guidance to centres on assessment.  The object of Entry Pathways is for students to achieve the learning outcomes regardless of how they are assessed.

The new Entry Pathways Specification includes general regulations, administrative arrangements and a list of units and rules of combination.

Please see the subject specific webpages for further information on each subject:

Key Features of the new provision

  • Recognises completion of each unit as well as of the qualification as a whole, through the award of credit.
  • Allows units to be combined to create programmes of work suited to individual learner needs.
  • Enables assessment evidence to be produced from integrated programmes of work and at appropriate points in the course.
  • Promotes progression through Entry 1, 2 and 3 and on to Level 1.

Further details of units available for teaching from September 2011 and certification from Summer 2012 can be downloaded by clicking 'show all documents' at the right of this page.

Contact Information:

Entry Pathways Administration Section
Telephone: 029 2026 5128

Entry Pathways Subject Officer Details

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