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Welsh Baccalaureate From 2015

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The revised and more rigorous Welsh Baccalaureate is based on a Skills Challenge Certificate, which will be graded, and Supporting Qualifications. The primary aim is to enable learners to develop and demonstrate an understanding of and proficiency in essential and employability skills: Communication, Numeracy, Digital Literacy, Planning and Organisation, Creativity and Innovation, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, and Personal Effectiveness. The emphasis is on applied and purposeful learning and to provide opportunities for assessment in a range of real life context through three Challenge Briefs and an Individual Project.

Employers' Perceptions of the Welsh Baccalaureate

External organisations discuss their experiences of working with the Welsh Baccalaureate.

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We are pleased to offer the new Welsh Baccalaureate at four levels.

Case Studies

To facilitate the sharing of ideas WJEC has produced case studies of a selection of timetabling models from Welsh Baccalaureate Centres. We will shortly be producing case studies on e-Portfolio, controlled assessment and the components of the qualifications.

If you would like to contribute to our bank of case studies, please contact Julie Rees - julie.rees@wjec.co.uk.

Latest News

  • Our Second Welsh Baccalaureate and Skills Newsletter is now available. Further publications will be issued quarterly.

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    Read first Newsletter

  • Advanced Individual Project Proposals

    It's a pleasure to publish the first tranche of Individual Project Proposals set by Universities. They are available via the Advanced' Related Documents page.

    Related Documents

  • Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate Delivery Handbook

    The Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate Delivery Handbook is now published under 'Key documents'. A copy is available via the Advanced'Related Documents' page

    Related Documents

  • Approved Challenge Briefs from external organisations

    We have uploaded Approved Challenge Briefs from external organisations onto the website. Please click on the qualification level that you are delivering, and then the Related Documents icon to access the Approved Challenge Briefs. These will be updated as we approve Challenges from external organisations.

Getting Involved

Centres for assessment purposes will be able to amend generic Challenge Briefs produced by WJEC or produce their own which must be approved by WJEC before they can be used for the purpose of assessment.

Employers and organisations can become involved in the Welsh Baccalaureate by:

  • producing resources for teaching and learning;
  • delivering talks for learners;
  • producing Challenge Briefs which must be approved by WJEC if to be used for assessment.

Higher Education Institutions can become involved by:

  • training teachers and learners in research methods for the Individual Project;
  • producing Project Proposals linked to Degree courses;
  • holding learner conferences on global issues for Global Citizenship Challenge.

Welsh Baccalaureate Officers

Caroline Morgan
Welsh Baccalaureate Framework Manager
029 2026 5319

Sally Griffiths
Welsh Baccalaureate Senior Officer (Operational Queries)
029 2026 5014

Julie Rees
Welsh Baccalaureate and Skills Co-ordinator
029 2026 5096

Regional Support Officers

Every school, F.E. College and educational establishment who deliver the Welsh Baccalaureate are allocated a Regional Support Officers who will provide guidance and support.


Contact Details

Regional Links

Local Authorities

Sian Coathup


mobile: 07875552640

GWE and Colegau Cymru

Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Wrexham, north east Powys, Vale of Glamorgan

Sara Davies


office: 029 20265191

mobile: 07989224209


Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen,

Rhys Huws


mobile: 07875552819


Carmarthen, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, south Powys

Arwel Jones


office: 029 2026 5184

mobile: 07817949416


(Welsh/bilingual centres)

Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Wrexham and most of Cardiff

Leah Maloney


mobile: 07814418089


Bridgend, Merthyr, RCT, Swansea

Emma Vincent



ERW and Colegau Cymru

Neath Port Talbot

F.E. Colleges - south and mid Wales