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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 - The Draft Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill »We are committed to ensuring that out-of-control and dangerous dogs are dealt with effectively.Learn more »
Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
- Minister supports International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
- Porth Eirias set to be major North Wales attraction
- Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
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- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Housing and community
- Improving public services
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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.
National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.Learn more »
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Repealing air quality ‘Further Assessments’ from Part IV of the Environment Act 1995
- Equality Impact Assessment of the 2014-2020 Rural Development Plan for Wales
- Consultation on the Equality Impact Assessments for the 2014-2020 Structural Funds Programmes in Wales
- Development of a national standards and outcomes framework for Children and Young People's advocacy services in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
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 »
Information for Employers
In Wales, through CQFW, it is possible to have all learning activity accredited, including the learning that takes place in the community, through volunteering and through employer’s in-house training and continuous professional development (CPD) programmes.
Credit based qualifications have three common principles:
- expression of achievement as ‘learning outcomes’
- how complex or demanding the learning is as the ‘level’
- the volume of learning achievements as ‘credit’.
To find out more about CQFW download the Employers Guide below.
Vocational and work related qualifications in Wales have changed to better meet employers’ and learners’ needs. Industry, commerce and Sector Skills Councils have been involved in developing new qualifications to make sure that they are fit for their intended purpose. Some qualifications are based on national occupational standards.
Benefits for employers:
- have more say about the design of qualifications
- have a workforce trained in appropriate skills that meet the needs of the modern workplace
- attract and keep employees by being able to offer nationally recognised qualifications
- benefit from a more flexible qualifications system, with training aimed at meeting business needs
- easier to understand what the learner has achieved and can do
- in–house training and continuous professional development (CPD) can be accredited
- the ability to ‘fast track’ some learners.
If you would like to know more about how CPD and in-house training can be accredited you can visit our Quality Assured Lifelong Learning (QALL) page in this section.
Introducing the Unique Learner Number:
- the Unique Learner Number (or ULN) allows all learning achievement to be electronically stored in an individuals’ Personal Learning Record (PLR) which will build into a lifelong record of achievement
- the PLR can be shared with employers, careers advisers and other education providers, so that qualifications can be quickly verified
- further Education Colleges and Work Based Learning providers have issued ULNs to their learners since September 2010
- from September 2011 schools will issue ULNs to learners aged 14+.