Agored Cymru Qualifications
The primary role for Agored Cymru is to meet the needs of learners in Wales, which may not be easily met by other awarding organisations. This builds on a successful track record of responding pro-actively to the Welsh education agenda, particularly when it diverges from that in England.
Agored Cymru will develop qualifications that respond to the specific education/training needs of learners in Wales. Qualifications will be developed to respond to national and regional strategic priorities. Key stakeholders and members will be consulted in order to ensure that developments are responsive and effective in meeting needs in Wales. Where opportunities for qualification development are identified that also meet the needs of centres in other areas of the UK, Agored Cymru will work in partnership with other awarding organisation(s) to develop and submit these to the Qualifications Regulators.
In line with its mission, Agored Cymru will develop QCF qualifications for learners in Wales undertaking personal, social and vocational development who are:
- developing their Welsh language skills in their workplace or with their family and understand more fully the culture of Wales
- seeking skills to ‘Return to work’ successfully
- seeking to ‘Return to learn’ including entering Higher Education
- seeking flexibility and recognition for continuing professional development
- disengaged or disenfranchised
- low skilled who need learning that is geared to meet their particular needs that might include vocational and basic skills
- needing encouragement and support to re-engage in learning
- seeking specific up-skilling to meet work changes, progression in work or learning
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(hyperlink to list of qualifications currently under development to be inserted)
Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF), Vocational Qualifications and the Unique Learner Number
The QCF is a framework for recognising and accrediting qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The framework is designed with the vocational qualifications system at its centre to make it easier to understand and use, more inclusive, more relevant to the needs of employers and more flexible and accessible for learners.
Any Recognised Centres that are delivering vocational qualifications through the QCF will need to register with MIAP as Learner Registration Bodies and get Unique Learner Numbers (ULN) for their learners to enable them to undertake the qualification.
The process to follow for registration is described here .
Contact Agored Cymru or visit www.agored.org.uk for a list of qualifications that are accredited through the QCF and will require registration.
Contact Agored Cymru for further information and assistance.