Meet our Regional Support Team

Get the support your need from a team you can rely on!


Our team of experts provide advisory support to schools and other education providers in Wales. This includes supporting centres delivering the Skills Challenge Certificate and the new Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales qualification. To view the Specification and Key Documents for the new Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales please visit the qualification page.


The team will provide leading support as centres prepare to deliver the new Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales qualification which will include centre visit and the delivery of training and assessment and quality assurance.


Get in contact today and discover how our team can support you and your students.


Meet the Team


Our team is on hand to meet you face-to-face or online and provide a service which can be tailored to suit your specific needs – simply get in touch with your Regional Support Team member today to find out more. 



Sian Coathup |

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North and South central Wales – English-medium schools


I was a Science teacher in North Wales for 19 years, holding various

departmental and pastoral positions during my career. Through my pastoral role I had the opportunity to focus on student wellbeing to maximise achievement. I understand the importance of teachers developing learners’ skills to best prepare them for life after school/college.


I am excited to see the new Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales doing just that - preparing Welsh learners in a way unique to our education system.


Emma Vincent |

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Further Education Colleges across Wales


For over 17 years I worked in a large Further Education college as a lecturer, utilising my experience within the tourism and business sector to deliver and manage a range of vocational curriculum.


Since joining WJEC in 2011, I have enjoyed being able to support further education colleges across Wales, offering advice and guidance to ensure that their learners experience of developing skills is exceptional.


The Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales is an exciting qualification that targets the development of skills that learners need for their future, supporting them in in becoming confident and active citizens in a sustainable global society. I look forward to working with colleges whilst they prepare to deliver and assess the new Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales.


Rhys Huws |

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South West and Mid Wales schools – English and Welsh medium


Prior to joining WJEC I taught Geography in a Welsh medium secondary school in Pembrokeshire where I undertook several roles – Head of Department, Head of Year and Examination Officer. I was also the Welsh Baccalaureate Coordinator when the school piloted the qualification at Key Stage 4 in 2006.


I am a strong advocate of the Skills Challenge Certificate and can see that the development of skills is extremely valuable for higher education and future employment.  I am extremely excited about the new Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales qualification and the experiences and skills learners across Wales will acquire. 


Arwel Jones |

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South East Wales schools and North Wales Welsh/ Bilingual schools  


I started my career as a Biology teacher and have been fortunate to have been Head of Department and Head of Sixth Form in various Welsh medium schools in the South East of Wales. I was also a Head of Secondary School in an international school before joining the team at WJEC.


I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with teachers from different centres to support them with delivering the Skills Challenge Certificate. I look forward to continuing this work whilst helping centres prepare to deliver and assess the new Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales qualification. I am very excited about the opportunities this new qualification offers our young people in Wales to help them become confident and active citizens, both in a sustainable global society and in their future workplace.