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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
On Saturday 25 May, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth will be host to US radio star, Peter Greenberg.
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- Draft action plan for pollinators
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
Foundation Degree Awarding Powers for Further Education Institutions in Wales
The following documentation is available to further education institutions in England and Wales wishing to apply for foundation degree awarding powers:
- Foundation Degree Awarding Criteria and Guidance, which is jointly issued with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; and
- A Companion Guide, which is jointly issued with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Quality Assurance Agency.
Further education institutions in Wales are now able to apply to the Privy Council for foundation degree awarding powers (FDAPs). This provision was obtained through the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 and came into force in Wales on 1st October 2010.
Institutions wishing to seek FDAPs should apply to the Privy Council. Upon receiving an application, Privy Council will seek advice from the Secretary of State for Wales, who will seek advice from the Welsh Ministers.
The Welsh Ministers will take advice from the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) as to whether the institution should be granted foundation degree awarding powers. The Welsh Ministers will consider the QAA’s advice and advise the Secretary of State for Wales, who will advise Privy Council. Ultimately the Privy Council takes the decision whether to make the order.
In formulating its advice to Welsh Ministers on whether an institution providing higher education is competent to grant foundation degrees, the QAA has regard to criteria set by the Government. The criteria are stringent to protect the value, quality and standing of a United Kingdom higher education qualification.
The Criteria and Guidance have been jointly produced by the Assembly Government and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (DBIS) in England and is available to download below. There is also an accompanying Companion Guide, detailing the process, which has also been produced by the Assembly Government, DBIS and the QAA.