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- Review of the existing policy on disposal of higher activity radioactive waste
- Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013: new regulations
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Section highlightHousing (Wales) Act 2014The Act introduces significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
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Written - Foundation Degree Awarding Powers
The First Minister, in his 17 July 2008 statement on the forward legislative programme, announced the Welsh Assembly Government’s intention to bring forward legislation to enable Further Education Institutions in Wales to award foundation degrees.
I am please to be able to provide an update on that commitment, and advise Assembly Members that I have secured the inclusion of such powers within the Apprenticeship, Skills, Children and Learning Bill which was introduced in the House of Commons on 4 February. Subject to the passage of the Bill, I anticipate that these powers will be achieved for Wales.
- Foundation degrees were introduced in 2001. They are an employment-related higher education qualification, below honours degree level. Course content is designed in conjunction with employers to meet skills needs at the higher technician and associate professional level. Foundation degrees are delivered by collaboration between employers, HEIs and FEIs. Work-based learning is often a key component.
- The Apprenticeship, Skills, Children and Learning Bill will reform education, training and apprenticeships for young people and adults; provide new powers to strengthen children’s trusts; improve standards in schools and increase confidence in qualifications.
- The Bill will include proposed powers for Wales in relation to apprenticeships; the education of young offenders; the powers of Welsh Ministers to regulate qualifications; the ability to request time off to train for employees and powers to enforce compliance with the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document.