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Professional Practice Examples include: Knowledge and Information Management qualifications (KIM) which support those whose role involves the capture, management, protection, re-use and sharing of information and knowledge to delive... Go to page
Vocational Development In addition to qualifications which have been structured to meet the requirements of the apprenticeship framework, we offer smaller qualifications which can be used flexibly to accommodate different working models... Go to page
Referrals However, centres can recommend that a learner is allowed a second resubmission opportunity via the referral process. Referrals can also be made for learners who have submitted work after the deadline and have failed to mee... Go to page
Work Related Education The qualifications meet the different themes of the CWW: personal achievement; seeking information; understanding the world of work; guidance; and making and implementing decisions. The qualifications enable l... Go to page
Principles of Assessment All assessments must produce outcomes that are: valid: the assessment evidence meets all assessment criteria and all learning outcomes authentic: all the work is the learners own reliable: assessment ... Go to page
History Agored Cymru has an impressive pedigree in the development of Access to Higher Education courses, the Open College Network (OCN) Movement and credit in Wales. From the first 18 students to gain credits in Clwyd in 1990, over 6... Go to page
Now in over 55 countries worldwide, each year we see over 10,000 adults in Wales participating in Adult Learners Week activities. The aim of this campaign is to raise awareness of the value of adult learning, celebrate the achievements ... Go to news item
The Inspire! Tutor Awards are co-ordinated by the Learning and Work Institue in partnership with Welsh Government and supported by NTFW, Colleges Wales, National Centre for learning Welsh, Universities Wales, Adult Learning Partnership ... Go to news item
The Learning Core qualification suite consists of four curriculumareas: Personal and Social Education (PSE) Work Related Education (WRE) Young Peoples Participation (YPP) Wales, Europe and the World (WEW) Daf B... Go to news item
Piloted across Wales this year, with a view to an expansion to other parts of the UK in the future, the scheme seeks to empower young people to make a meaningful contribution both to health and well-being in Wales, and to society in gen... Go to news item
Katy Burns, Agored Cymru Board Director, has been honoured for her services to post- 16 education and adult community learning in Wales. With over 30 years in post-16 education Katy started her career in Further Education at Coleg G... Go to news item
Many schools deliver excellent PSE. One of the reasons for its perceived lack of prominence is that for many years PSE is expressed through the basic curriculum and is a non-statutory curriculum area. However, recent reports from wo... Go to news item
We are delighted to welcome our newly appointed Access to Higher Education External Verifiers Rebecca Bennett Wilding, Bethan Norman and Jeremy Edwards. They will begin their external verification work in September 2016.
At Agored Cymru we are aware that Access to HE learners have faced or are facing significant barriers to their educational achievement. They are often studying while undertaking caring responsibilities and/or working and therefore frequently suffer considerable financial hardship as a result of their decision to return to education.
Welcome to our first Access to Higher Education (AHE) update bulletin of 2016. We hope you will find it a useful summary.
Mother of two and former Body Shop manager, Julia Fivash-Henderson from North Wales, graduated from Bangor University with a first-class honours degree in Midwifery after successfully gaining an Access to Higher Education Diploma in health ... Go to case study
After becoming a mum at a young age Caroline Read from South Wales, found herself suffering from depression and failing to find any ambition.... Go to case study
After leaving school at 13, with no qualifications, Jamie Maidment's life spiralled out of control. Jamie had suffered from mental health and substance abuse issues.... Go to case study
In partnership with Lantra Wales and Creo Skills, and as part of the Welsh Government's Food and Skills Project, Agored Cymru has developed the the-first-of-their-kind qualifications for the food and drink and food production industries in ... Go to case study
In partnership with Creative & Cultural Skills, Agored Cymru, the awarding body of choice for education and training providers in Wales, has developed the first of their kind higher level qualifications for the Craft, Design and Cultural H... Go to case study
Lecturer, Andrew Walker, left University in London where he was studying Film and Theatre. He returned home to North Wales questioning his next steps.... Go to case study