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Enhanced rights for older people in Wales move a step closer
The Welsh Government has announced its plans for a public consultation on proposals for a Declaration of the Rights of Older People.
- “£200m boost will accelerate Wales’ school re-building programme and support 23,000 jobs” – Jane Hutt
- Poor being stigmatised by welfare debate
- Enhanced rights for older people in Wales move a step closer
- Alternatives to Waste Transfer Notes and other aspects of Waste Regulation
- Proposals concerning the publication of official statistics
- Consultation on Regional engagement partnership structures in the tourism sector
- Beyond 2011: Consultation on Census and future provision of population statistics in England and Wales
- M4 Corridor around Newport Consultation
- Undertaking fatal and non-fatal drug poisoning reviews in Wales
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Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
Final Budget 2014-15 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2014-15 is £14.9bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Welsh Qualifications Database Survey
DAQW was created in September 2009, for the purpose of sharing information with learning providers about approved qualifications that are eligible for funding in Wales. With many changes taking place in education and training in Wales, we need to ensure our systems can meet future needs. We are therefore carrying out a brief survey of stakeholder experiences and needs.
Currently there are multiple IT system and databases performing similar functions both internally and externally to Welsh Government. These include DAQW, the Register of Regulated Qualifications, Regulatory Information Technology System (RITS), Welsh Learning Aims Database (WLAD) and Careers Wales On Line.
The development of any system would need to address:
- potential changes resulting from the Review of Qualifications, which may lead to a requirement for additional functionality such as content aggregation (i.e. where several units can be combined to make an award) and greater control over visibility and options/restrictions on qualifications. A new learning data base could therefore include aggregation and course selection based on programmes.
- the work in the area of Quality Assured Lifelong Learning (QALL) is increasing. Any new system should make it easier for learners and providers to get information on QALL.
- proposals for programme-based approaches to curriculum and funding may lead to requirements for additional functionality and greater control over compilations of ‘sets’ of qualifications and quality assured lifelong learning.
- potential changes resulting from the Review of Funding may lead to a requirement for additional functionality and links to information about funding availability and restrictions.
- improved links with the Careers Wales on Line services.
- reducing the bureaucratic burden involved information collection and sharing.
Survey of stakeholders
We are therefore carrying out a survey into stakeholder needs. The aim of this survey is to:
- explore stakeholder needs regarding qualifications data;
- provide a richer information environment for all stakeholders;
- reduce the cost and burden of administration;
- improve the effectiveness of advice, guidance and choice of learning; and
- widen access to information about qualifications and learning in Wales.
Please respond by 5 October 2012.