Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales

Overview of the new Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales qualification


The new Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales qualification will be based on key decisions that came out of Qualification Wales’ consultation:

  • The current Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate will be withdrawn with the final award of the qualification in Summer 2024.
  • A new Level 3 qualification will be introduced to replace the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate. Available to learners from September 2023, awarded for the first time in Summer 2025.
  • The new qualification will be equivalent in size and demand to an A Level and will be graded A*-E.
  • The new qualification will be available as a standalone qualification that can be taken alongside other general and vocational qualifications as part of a diverse programme of learning.

Training events


Preparing to Deliver the Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales


Sign up for our free, face to face Autumn professional learning events ‘Preparing to Deliver the Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales’ here.


New Qualification Briefing: Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales (past event)


This 30-minute, online briefing event will provide an overview of the new qualification, its content and assessment structure, and how the qualification will benefit learners. There will be a Q and A session and an opportunity to send in questions prior to the briefing.


Aimed at curriculum designers, Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate Coordinators and others interested in finding out more about the qualification. The session will be led by our WJEC Framework Manager for English events and Regional Support Officers for the Welsh events.


To view a recording of the briefing, please click here.

Click here to see FAQs from the recent briefings.