The Welsh Baccalaureate is an exciting qualification that adds a valuable new dimension to the subjects and courses already available to 16 -18 -year old students. For this reason, the Welsh government has made it an integral component of post-16 study.
It combines personal development skills with existing qualifications like A Levels, NVQs and BTECs to make one wider award that is highly valued by employers and higher education.
“The Welsh Baccalaureate is central to the future of education in Wales and will offer a unique and valuable experience for learners.”
How the Welsh Bac benefits you.
The Welsh Baccalaureate combines experiences and projects that help you to develop as an individual, and will equip you for the next steps – for work, university and for life.
The qualification proves you have developed the Key Skills considered important by employers and universities. It also shows you
The Welsh Baccalaureate has a strong focus on building your strengths and you will be encouraged to think and study independently.
You receive support from personal tutors who will give you the guidance you need to help you stay focused. Rather than adding to your workload, students report that the core activity improves their understanding and performance in their option subjects.
Teachers often say that skills gained through the Welsh Baccalaureate help students achieve their option qualifications. The Welsh Baccalaureate is based on a Skills Challenge Certificate and supporting qualifications. The primary aim is to promote essential skills for employment and to provide opportunities through three challenges and an individual project.