National School Categorisation System »This new system is not purely data-driven but also takes into account the leadership, teaching and learning that goes on in our schools.Learn more »
Extra £425m for the Welsh NHS in a ‘Priorities for Wales’ Budget 2015-16
Jane Hutt, Minister for Finance & Government Business, today announced £425m of extra funding to the Welsh NHS in this year and next, in order to deliver high quality, sustainable health services.
- Welsh Government and Welsh Liberal Democrats: Joint Statement on Two-Year Budget agreement
- Welsh Government announces a “flying doctors” service for Wales
- Extra £425m for the Welsh NHS in a ‘Priorities for Wales’ Budget 2015-16
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- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Implementing the Emissions Performance Standard: Monitoring and Enforcement Arrangements in England and Wales
- Collection and management of devolved taxes in Wales
- Draft 10-year plan for the early years, childcare and play workforce in Wales
- Reservoir Safety in Wales: Consultation on the Commencement of Schedule 4 to the Flood and Water Management Act 2010
- Devolution, Democracy and Delivery White Paper – Reforming Local Government
- Consultation on improving the availability of allotments and community gardens
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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.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightWales for Africa grant
The Wales for Africa grant supports projects that build mutually beneficial links between Wales and Sub-Saharan Africa.
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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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)