The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate is normally studied alongside at least 3 A levels or an equivalent Level 3 qualification eg. 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 Skills Challenge Certificate. Even the most competitive courses such as Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science will accept it as an alternative to an A level grade. (see link below in further information).
The aim is to is 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 Challenge Briefs and an Individual Project.
Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate
The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate is awarded as a Pass grade when a learner has passed all components. It demonstrates your academic ability and skills levels all in one place.
Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate
The Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate has been designed to enable learners to acquire and apply a range of complex Essential and Employability skills in different settings and context. It will provide experiences which will enable learners to be better prepared for their future destination, whether university, further training or employment.
*The exact course content is subject to change