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The Learning and Skills (Wales) Measure 2009 (“the Measure”) provides a statutory basis for 14-19 Learning Pathways.
This guidance sets out the minimum number of courses of study to be included within a local curriculum and the minimum number of vocational courses of study.
These flyers describe how a child’s achievements will be recognised as part of Learning Pathways 14-19.
In this section of the website, you will find information about these qualifications and relevant legislation.
This consultation seeks views on proposed changes to the 14-19 Learning Pathways policy.
The findings of the external task and finish group following their review of the local curriculum offer at Key Stage 4 (KS4).

The Learning and Skills (Wales) 2009 Measure secured a wider choice of curriculum and high quality learning support for 14-19 year old learners across Wales.

The Measure is a means of driving the implementation of 14-19 Learning Pathways. It has ensured that all 14-19 learners in  Wales are able to choose from a minimum of 30 courses of which five must be vocational. 

Young people have the chance to study a wide range of subjects on top of vital subjects like Maths and English. There are a range of vocational courses on offer that include work experience and learning outside of the school environment.

An independent review has taken place on the decision to set 30 choices as a minimum number of courses that should be offered to learners at Key Stage 4. The Measure may change, depending on the outcome of the consultation.