Cross Compliance Proposals for 2015 »The new arrangements will ensure that farmers continue to generate high quality food whilst protecting Wales’ valued resources and spectacular natural landscape.Learn more »
New figures show record high achievements for secondary school pupils in Wales
Huw Lewis has welcomed finalised exam result statistics for 15 and 17 year olds
- Minister concerned by benefit sanctions increase
- Record numbers of children in Wales receiving MMR vaccine
- New figures show record high achievements for secondary school pupils in Wales
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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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- Evaluation of the Welsh-medium education strategy
- Examination results
- Further education, work-based learning and community learning
- Service settings and places regulated by Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW)
- Sickness absence in the NHS
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Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales
The framework recognises full and partial completion of qualifications and the diverse range of education and training activity within and outside of the regulatory and funding arrangements.
The vision for the CQFW underpins five key goals, to:
- enable everyone to develop and maintain essential skills
- encourage people to become lifelong learners
- exploit the knowledge in businesses and educational institutions
- encourage business and workers to gain new skills
- help people within their communities to develop new skills.
This will be achieved through:
- helping everyone reach their potential
- reducing inequality
- improving economic and social well-being.
The CQFW supports all recognised, credit-based learning within:
- higher education
- regulated general and vocational qualifications
- Quality Assured Lifelong Learning.
The CQFW is for all learners aged 14 and above. They will be able to benefit whether they are learning in the workplace, in the community, at school, college or university.
The CQFW has three common principles:
- expression of achievement as learning outcomes
- the demands made on the learner to achieve the learning outcomes (level)
- the volume of learning achievements (credit).
The CQFW Common Accord is the foundation document formalising agreement on terminology, design specifications, principles and systems required to ensure that assigned and awarded credit is fully assured.
The Common Accord Forum (CCAF) is the main cross-sector committee of the CQFW. The Forum exists to support, guide, give direction and facilitate access to wider expertise through members’ networks and contributes to the ongoing development, implementation and success of the CQFW.
For further information about CQFW, CCAF and the implementation plan, you can download the handbook in Related links.
Links to other National and UK bodies (external links)
- England: Skills Funding Agency - iguide
- Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework
- N.Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment
- National Qualifications Authority of Ireland
- Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)
- Higher Education Funding Council in Wales (HEFCW)
- Office of Qualifications and Examination Regulation (OFQUAL)