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First Minister expresses pride in Team Wales as Commonwealth Games begin
The First Minister has sent a good luck message to Team Wales for the Commonwealth Games
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- Renting Homes – Illustrative Model Contract
- Registration fees for the education workforce in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 1: Joint Housing Land Availability Studies (JHLAS)
- Statutory Guidance to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales in relation to the salaries of Local Authority Chief Executives
- Legislative proposals for Additional Learning Needs – White paper
- The Ireland Wales Cooperation Programme 2014-2020
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Section highlightThe Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill
The Bill aims to improve the Public Sector response in Wales to gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence.
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 - June 2014
Our pipeline provides visibility of infrastructure investment activity across Wales.
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 »
- Statistics & Research
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Education and training
Returning to Education
Going back into formal education can help you change career paths or keep you busy in retirement. There is lots of help available from the Welsh Government to assist students in Further and Higher Education. Some examples that you may be eligible for are:
Career Development Loan
Individual Learning Account Wales
Tuition fee loan or grant
Assembly Learning Grant for Higher Education
Adult Dependents Grant
Visit the Student Finance Wales website for the full list of support available.
They might not immediately spring to mind but apprenticeships offer a structured learning environment and a recognised qualification. There are different types of Apprenticeship (Foundation Modern, Modern and Modern Skills Diploma) and all are open to people of any age.
Adult Learners' Week
Adult Learners’ Week is the UK’s largest festival and celebration of adult learning, co-ordinated by NIACE Dysgu Cymru and core-funded by the Welsh Government, and the European Social Fund. The week offers adults the chance to have a go at learning something new by trying out one of the hundreds of free taster sessions that happen across Wales during the week, and an opportunity for learning providers to showcase their provision.
The Week is run by the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education Dysgu Cymru (NIACE DC). NIACE DC was established in 1985 to advise national and local government on issues affecting adult learners in Wales. Visit the NIACE DC website.