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Welsh Baccalaureate

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.


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


Latest News

We are pleased to offer the new Welsh Baccalaureate Bacc. Pages and WBQ and Skills newsletters.

Welsh Baccalaureate Animation

A new Welsh Bacc animation is now available on the Qualifications Wales website as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the qualification.


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.

Contact Us

Welsh Baccalaureate
Framework Manager

Caroline Morgan
029 2026 5319
Email Caroline

KS4 National/Foundation Welsh Baccalaureate Officer

Sara Davies
029 2026 5191
Email Sara

Welsh Baccalaureate and Skills
Co-ordinator

Julie Rees
029 2026 5096
Email Julie

Welsh Baccalaureate and Skills Support Officer

Nia Williams
029 2026 5338
Email Nia

Our dedicated Regional Support Officers are also on hand to help make the transition seamless. Find your Officer


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.

Name

Contact Details

Regional Links

Local Authorities

Sian Coathup

sian.coathup@wjec.co.uk

mobile: 07875552640

CSC, EAS, ERW, GWE

Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Merthyr, Monmouthshire, Powys, Wrexham

Sara Davies

sara.davies@wjec.co.uk

office: 029 20265191

mobile: 07989224209

CSC, EAS

Caerphilly, Cardiff

Rhys Huws

rhys.huws@wjec.co.uk

mobile: 07875552819

ERW, GWE

Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, NPT, Pembrokeshire, Powys

Arwel Jones

arwel.jones@wjec.co.uk

office: 029 2026 5184

mobile: 07817949416

EAS, GWE

Anglesey, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Conwy, Denbigshire, Gwynedd, Newport, Torfaen

Leah Maloney

leah.maloney@wjec.co.uk

mobile: 07814418089

ERW, CSC

Bridgend, RCT, Swansea, Vale of Glamorgan

Emma Vincent

emma.vincent@wjec.co.uk

mobile:07875561825

CC

Further Education Colleges across Wales

Additional Contact Details

Entries

029 2026 5193
entries@wjec.co.uk

CPD

029 2026 5024
cpd@wjec.co.uk