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Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales (ASBW)

Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales (ASBW)

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Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales (ASBW)

This course aims to enable learners to develop and demonstrate an understanding and proficiency in essential and employability skills. The emphasis is on applied and purposeful learning and to provide opportunities for assessment in a range of real-life context through three projects.


Is this course right for me?

The Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales is normally studied alongside at least 3 A-levels or an equivalent Level 3 qualification for example an Extended Diploma.

It is equivalent to one A-level and graded A* – E. All Welsh Universities will include this qualification in their offers. Most other universities also accept the Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales. Even the most competitive courses such as Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science will accept it as an alternative to an A-level grade.

  • No formal entry requirements
  • Entry is subject to attending a course information session or informal interview

Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales

  • Individual Project – conducting research and writing an academic dissertation or report up to 5,000 words (50%)
  • Future Destinations Project – Exploring future destinations goals for life, employability, and citizenship in a sustainable world and Wales (25%)
  • Global Community Project- Considering complex global issues and participating in local community action to promote citizenship in a sustainable world and Wales (25%)

The course will also support your development of a range of essential and employability skills including:

  • Communication
  • Numeracy
  • Digital Literacy
  • Planning and Organisation
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Personal Effectiveness

Further information can be found on the WJEC website.

You may need to study an additional skills course depending on:
  • the course you are taking at College
  • what grades you gained in your GCSE Maths and/or English Language
Click below to find out what skills course you may be taking at College

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually. Visit our Welsh Language in the College page to find out what else is available to you.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Completion of a final major project

If you are thinking about studying at degree level following this course please visit the university websites or UCAS (University Central Admissions Service) to check any entry requirements.

  • No additional equipment required

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2024/25

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

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Sports Academy: While on this course you may be able to join our Sports Academy, if you have a talent for sport, find out what we offer on our Sports Academy page.

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Last updated: 01/05/2024
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.
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