Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma - Core
|Summary||The Welsh Baccalaureate combines personal development skills with existing qualifications like A levels, NVQs and GCSEs to make one wider award valued by employers and universities. It gives broad experiences and can be studied in English or Welsh, or a combination of the two languages. The Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification consists of two parts:
The Core - consisting of four components, ie Key Skills, Wales, Europe and the World, Work-related Education and Personal and Social Education.
Options - courses/ programmes currently offered, eg GCSE, VGCSE, AS/A levels, VCE (Vocational A levels). NVQ, BTEC. Together, the Core and Options make up the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification.
|Tariff Expert Group||Expert Group first met in May 2003. The qualification was first considered for UCAS Tariff points in May 2003.
Points came into effect for entry to higher education from 2005 onwards. Tariff points for the Core are awarded only when a candidate achieves the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma.
A second Expert Group meeting met in November 2009 to reconsider the Tariff allocation in light of candidate evidence. In March 2010, the UCAS Board agreed that the Tariff points originally allocated were correct.
Expert Group report 2003 (PDF) Expert Group review 2009 (PDF)
|Learning hours||850 notional teaching hours|
|UCAS Tariff points||Core Pass||120|
|Qualification sector||14 Preparation for Life and Work
14.1 Foundations for Learning and Life
|Further information||Visit the Register of Regulated Qualifications website|