Essential Skills Wales
Each skill will be assessed at levels 1-4 via an internally assessed and externally moderated portfolio. For ESW Entry, awarding bodies can determine their own method of assessment. WJEC's are task-based controlled assessments with the option for centres to devise their own.
To support centres, WJEC
- has distributed Essential Skills Wales Publications on CD
- has produced 'Example' portfolios
- offers centre-support visits and centre-based CPD
- has produced practice tasks for ESW Entry
Centres are reminded to complete and return their 2015/2016 Centre Registration form to WJEC's Key/Essential Skills Wales Unit.
Wider Key Skills - Improving Own Learning and Performance, Working with Others and Problem Solving - will now remain unchanged until 2015/2016 at which time revised standards may be introduced.
Key Dates for the final series of the Essential Skills Wales Portfolio (November 2016)
Entries by: 23 September 2016
Amendments by: 7 October 2016
Sample available from: 17 October 2016
Moderator to receive sample by: 21 October 2016
- Continuing Professional Development
- Entry Codes
- Key and Essential Skills Wales Qualification Numbers
- ESW/Key Skills Handbook 2015/2016
For further information, please contact:
Bryan Davies - Head of the Key/Essential Skills Wales Unit
Telephone: 029 2026 5100/5172/5032/5382
Fax: 029 2026 5098
Support visits and centre-based INSET are available on request. For further details and for general enquiries, please e-mail the Key/Essential Skills Wales Unit.