Assessment of Essential Skills Wales Qualifications

On the 9th February 2021, Qualifications Wales announced alternative arrangements for Essential Skills Wales Qualifications.

This includes:

Essential Application of Number Skills L1-L3

Essential Communication Skills L1-L3

Essential Digital Literacy Skills E1-L3

Essential Employability Skills E3-L3

ESW in Application of Number E1-E3

ESW in Communication E1-E3

The full announcement can be found here.

These arrangements should help those centres that are able to continue with teaching and learning but are finding the current assessment arrangements a barrier to achievement.

Agored Cymru has worked together with the other Essential Skills Awarding Bodies to provide additional guidance on the alternative arrangements.

Guidance and useful templates for using Centre Determined Grades (CDGs) can be found here.

Assessment checklists are also available.