The team here at Agored Cymru want to celebrate one of our most inspirational learners, Karly Jenkins. - Karly has overcome significant barriers in her life to go on to successfully complete the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Care) at Gower College Swansea, and she has since progressed onto higher education, with the goal of becoming a soc...

The Inspire! Awards are a celebration of the impact that tutors have in supporting adult learners to achieve their potential and transform their lives. The nomination process is now OPEN – you have until Monday 7 October to submit your nomination. - The Inspire! Tutor Awards are co-ordinated by the Learning and Work Institue in partnership with Welsh ...

Agored Cymru is delighted to announce that Darren Howells has been appointed as Deputy Chief Executive. - This important role will provide strategic leadership with a key focus on enabling Agored Cymru to reach more learners, and to have even more impact on individuals, communities and the labour market. Darren will also be working closely with our Ch...

Adult Learners’ Week is an annual campaign coordinated by Learning and Work Institute in partnership with Welsh Government. - 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 achi...

We are offering exciting workshops designed to provide education and training professionals with knowledge and skills for the digital world. - Get Digital Are you ready for assessment in the digital world? Do you want to make digital technology part of your assessment practice? Lets get digital together and take the digital world head on. The Digital ...

We were delighted to welcome Tom Bewick, Chief Executive of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB), to Agored Cymru’s Cardiff office last week. - Bewick is currently touring all member awarding bodies across the UK to find out more about the contribution they make to learners and employer. Agored Cymru staff met with Tom to discuss new developments a...

You would have recently have received an Agenda for the upcoming Centre Conference incorporating the Agored Cymru Annual General meeting on the 27th November. I would like to draw your attention to Agenda item 5, Special Resolution: to approve the revised Articles of Association. To enable a vote to take place on the day we have sent copies of theD...

Director of Business and Regulation who has worked with Agored Cymru for eight years is leaving for a new role in the Work Based Learning sector. - Rachel has made a significant contribution to the strategic direction of Agored Cymru and been instrumental in setting effective operational plans. In particular she has led on all aspects of qualification...

Jo Creeden, Regulation and Qualification Manager is the winner of the Outstanding Contribution of the Year Award at the national FAB 2018 Awards. - Jo is described by colleagues as the glue which holds us together and as pivotal and central to the organisation. Over the years she has totally reconfigured all the processes for regulatory compli...

Jo Creeden, Regulation and Qualification Manager is named Outstanding Contribution of the Year finalist at the national FAB 2018 Awards. - Now in its fourth year, the FAB Awards recognises the contributions made by awarding organisations and their employees to education and skills in the UK over the past year. Kevern Kerswell, Chief Executive of Agore...

Finalists announced for national prestigious Awards for the awarding industry. - Agored Cymru has been shortlisted for a record three awards this year for the prestigious national FAB 2018 Awards. Now in its fourth year, the FAB Awards recognises the contributions made by awarding organisations and their employees to education and skills in the U...

Daf Baker, Schools curriculum specialist at Agored Cymru awarding body, explains the benefits of investing in Forward with Schools/Ymlaen ag Ysgolion support service for all schools in Wales. - There are gaps in the provision currently, based around personal and social education (PSE), including the delivery of the newly titled, relationships and sex...

Today’s announcement of A-Level results in Wales is an important milestone for many young people and adults who are looking to progress their careers. But also many learners will be celebrating their Access to Higher Education Diploma results. - The Access to Higher Education Diploma is an alternative to A-Levels and recognised by all universities and...

Freya Lightfoot, Agored Cymru’s Access to HE Learner of the year 2017, is named runner-up in the national Access to HE student prize, in memory of Keith Fletcher, formerly of Open College South West Region. - Nominations across the UK were scrutinised by a panel of judges from each participating Access Validating Agency (AVA) and a winner and runner-u...

Agored Cymru is delighted to present its learning core interactive booklet. Our Learning Core qualifications are built around the Curriculum for Wales reform and we will continue to evolve with these emerging developments. Agored Cymru is committed to creating 21st Century qualifications for a 21st Century Curriculum in Wales. - The Learning Co...

Agored Cymru is working with TECH Partnership, the IT skills specialists, to develop a series of exciting new qualifications for the IT sector. - As the only awarding body in Wales offering these innovative and specialist qualifications inWelshandEnglish,Agored Cymru is at the forefront of this constantly developing sector. Our new suite of IT qualifi...

A renowned education consultant and FE leader passionate about inspiring people to reach their potential has been made an MBE. - 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...

A special presentation sponsored by Eluned Morgan, Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning, was held at the Pierhead to celebrate the Agored Cymru Access to Higher Education Learner of the Year Awards 2017 and the positive impact adult learning has on health and wellbeing in Wales. - In 2016-17 over 1755 adult learners in Wales enrolled o...

The Welsh awarding body Agored Cymru has won the national Qualification of the Year Award 2017 for its Level 4 Diploma in Digital Analytics at the UK Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB)’s prestigious annual awards. - Now in its third year, the Federation of Awarding Bodies annual awards recognise the contribution made by awarding organisations and the...