Made-for-Wales GCSEs - Professional Learning schedule now live!

Made-for-Wales GCSEs - Professional Learning schedule now live!

In support of our new suite of Made-for-Wales GCSEs and related qualifications, we are pleased to announce our new schedule of free, professional learning opportunities. These nationwide courses will be delivered by our trained specification experts for the first raft of qualifications, where teaching will begin from September 2025.

Nia Jones, Professional Learning Manager said: “We are proud to offer a bespoke, comprehensive package of online and face-to-face professional learning opportunities for teachers across Wales, enabling them to deliver our new qualifications with confidence.”

To view the schedule and to book your place (registration will open in summer term 2024), please visit our Professional Learning webpage.

Online and face-to-face course

Our courses feature a mixture of online and face-to-face training, and will be delivered over the next 18 months:

Spring 2024 Asynchronous material highlighting the key features of each new qualification and how they will be assessed.
Autumn 2024 Asynchronous material introducing each newly published specification followed by live, online Q&A events.
Spring 2025 Asynchronous presentations to support understanding of assessment of each new qualification.
Spring 2025 Pan Wales Roadshows: “Preparing to Teach” face-to-face events.


Pan Wales Roadshows

We are working with Welsh Government, Local Authorities, Regional Consortia and CYDAG (Welsh medium) to facilitate teachers’ access to our “Preparing to Teach” series of face-to-face events. Head teachers across Wales, in partnership with their Local Authority, have agreed to INSET closure days so that as many subject teachers as possible may attend these events. This unprecedented Pan Wales plan will see schools within clusters of Local Authorities and CYDAG affiliated schools close for INSET delivered by WJEC on a designated day between February and April 2025. Working together, we will deliver 15 Professional Learning events at school venues on each INSET closure day across Wales.  

Your cluster INSET dates will be circulated shortly and details of how you/your school can register will follow in summer term.

Be part of our team of expert presenters

If you are interested in becoming part of our team of Professional Learning presenters, please email your expression of interest to, indicating your name, Centre name (where applicable), subject area of expertise and a bit about your teaching/examining experience and why are you interested in this role. As part of the team, you will receive full training from our subject/specification experts. 

Latest updates

To keep you up to date with the latest news, opportunities and FAQs regarding the new GCSEs and related qualifications, visit our ‘Made-for-Wales. Ready for the world.’ web area. This area hosts a wealth of material, including an introduction to our Qualification Development Team who lead the creation of these new qualifications.