Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales

We are thrilled to have won the tender for developing the new Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales qualification for first teaching from September 2023.


We will be using this page to keep you up to date with our development of this exciting and innovative 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  • The current Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate will be withdrawn with the final award of the qualification in Summer 2024.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.


Scoping workshops


The development of this new qualification will not happen in isolation. We want to hear from anyone with an interest in the development of the Advanced Skills Baccalaureate for young people in Wales. This includes teachers, learners, parents, carers, learning providers, universities, and employers.


Sign up for one of our scoping workshops to discover our vision for the qualification and have your chance to feedback on our proposals with your thoughts.


Sign up now >


We are also running a scoping questionnaire alongside our workshops.

Watch our introductory video here then complete our questionnaire so we can take your views into account.