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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
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- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- Draft action plan for pollinators
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
We recognise that some learning gives rise to additional benefits which cannot necessarily be measured through formal qualifications. We have undertaken some initial work on developing learner-focused systems of recognising and recording learning outcomes from non-accredited programmes.
We expect all providers to use the following guidelines when recording achievement in these programmes:
- an initial identification of learning objectives and intended outcomes, either for individual learners or groups. This should be done as part of initial assessment, advice and guidance to identify learners’ support needs and aspirations;
- a definition of the learning hours and of the credit level of learning, to assist with assigning a credit value to the programme;
- monitoring of learner progress during the programme, undertaken by teachers, tutors or mentors;
- the inclusion of information based on the learner’s own experience of learning and progress; and
- an assessment at the end of the programme of whether the intended outcomes have been achieved, and identification of future progression opportunities for the learner.
We have supported two projects to produce resources which providers can use to record and measure non-accredited learning outcomes. Both toolkits enable providers to work with learners to formally record and evaluate the outcomes of non-accredited learning, increasing recognition of learner achievement and, through the self-assessment process, to set targets for improvement as well as demonstrating performance (value added and distanced travelled) to inspection and funding bodies.
We are working with the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) Regional Support Centre to build on the existing principles to develop a web-based tool, which providers can use to track and measure learners' progress and distance travelled.
As part of the development of the Quality and Effectiveness Framework, we will be looking at how to further embed these models through providers’ self-assessments.