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Postcards from the children of Wales to NATO world leaders
Primary school pupils from Wales are to be given the opportunity to write a personal message to the NATO world leaders about their hopes for the future.
- Minister visits North Wales Fire and Rescue Authority
- Superfast broadband rolling-out across Pembrokeshire
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- Amending the Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations 2009 to transpose Article 38 of the Offshore Safety Directive
- Extending access to intermediary services for descendants and relatives of adopted people
- Renting Homes – Illustrative Model Contract
- Statutory Guidance to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales in relation to the salaries of Local Authority Chief Executives
- The Ireland Wales Cooperation Programme 2014-2020
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Section highlightThe Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill
The Bill aims to improve the Public Sector response in Wales to gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - June 2014
Our pipeline provides visibility of infrastructure investment activity across Wales.
1st Supplementary Budget 2014-15 »
The 1st Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the Final Budget for 2014-15, which was published in December 2013.Learn more »
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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.