Have your say on proposed qualifications organisation
9:01pm Friday 18th October 2013 in Gwent news
CONSULTATION on whether a new qualifications body should be set up in Wales is now open.
The Welsh Government is looking for views on its proposals to set up Qualifications Wales as a new body.
Government proposals aim to “strengthen and simplify the qualifications system in Wales” to facilitate the development of qualifications “that are more relevant and responsive”, according to consultation documents.
The new body would initially undertake quality assurance functions. In the longer term it would take responsibility for awarding GCSEs, A-Levels and the Welsh Baccalaureate in Wales.
Huw Lewis, education minister, said Qualifications Wales will provide “an independent and authoritative point of reference for the Welsh Government and others in the field of education, training and employment”.
Submit comments by December 20 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Legislation Team, Corporate Services Division, Department for Education and Skills, Welsh Government, Freepost NAT 8910, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ.
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