Pembrokeshire College was the first institution in the county to offer the Welsh Baccalaureate. This qualification provides students with a broad range of skills and experiences, designed to equip them for the world of work in the twenty-first century, whilst aiming to give parity of esteem between academic and vocational courses.
Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification
The qualification is completed alongside a full-time course. Please confirm with Admissions.
The Welsh Baccalaureate is a qualification for 14+ years in Wales and recognises everything you do whilst at College.
From September 2015 the Welsh Baccalaureate has been revised and is based on a Skills Challenge Certificate, which will be graded and Supporting Qualifications. It will support your development of a range of essential and employability skills including:
- Digital Literacy
- Planning and Organisation
- Creativity and Innovation
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
- Personal Effectiveness
The Course will be designed around four Challenges; Enterprise and Employability, Global Citizenship, Community and an Individual Project. As a result you will be better equipped for further and higher education and employment.
You will be assessed in each Challenge through a range of controlled assessments linked to tasks. You will also complete an Individual project.
You will also need to attain the relevant grades in GCSE English and Maths in order to achieve the Diploma.
Stationery approximately – £30
Dependent on your main programme, you will study for a Welsh Baccalaureate at Post-16 Level 1, Post-16 Level 2 or Advanced level. From summer 2015 students completing the Advanced Diploma will receive a grade from A*-C equivalent in points to an A-level, although it is important to check that it is accepted at individual institutions.
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.