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Section highlightThe People’s NHS Part of an initiative to engage the public in creating a safe and sustainable health service for the future.
Spreading the word »Action on the ground to increase learning materials in the medium of Welsh.Learn more »
First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
- Local Government Democracy Bill approved
- Minister welcomes report which could change shape and structure of education delivery in Wales for the better
- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
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- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Housing and community
- Improving public services
Welsh languageWelsh-language technology and digital media action plan
The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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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.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
- A new vision for a National Youth Work Strategy
- The future delivery of education services in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
- Waste Prevention Programme
- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
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Section highlightIndex of Planning Policy Guidance for Wales
Our land use planning policy guidance is set out in two core documents, "Planning Policy Wales" and "Minerals Planning Policy Wales".
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.
Infrastructure Investment Case Studies »
Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
Information for Employers
In Wales, through CQFW, it is possible to have all learning activity accredited, including the learning that takes place in the community, through volunteering and through employer’s in-house training and continuous professional development (CPD) programmes.
Credit based qualifications have three common principles:
- expression of achievement as ‘learning outcomes’
- how complex or demanding the learning is as the ‘level’
- the volume of learning achievements as ‘credit’.
To find out more about CQFW download the Employers Guide below.
Vocational and work related qualifications in Wales have changed to better meet employers’ and learners’ needs. Industry, commerce and Sector Skills Councils have been involved in developing new qualifications to make sure that they are fit for their intended purpose. Some qualifications are based on national occupational standards.
Benefits for employers:
- have more say about the design of qualifications
- have a workforce trained in appropriate skills that meet the needs of the modern workplace
- attract and keep employees by being able to offer nationally recognised qualifications
- benefit from a more flexible qualifications system, with training aimed at meeting business needs
- easier to understand what the learner has achieved and can do
- in–house training and continuous professional development (CPD) can be accredited
- the ability to ‘fast track’ some learners.
If you would like to know more about how CPD and in-house training can be accredited you can visit our Quality Assured Lifelong Learning (QALL) page in this section.
Introducing the Unique Learner Number:
- the Unique Learner Number (or ULN) allows all learning achievement to be electronically stored in an individuals’ Personal Learning Record (PLR) which will build into a lifelong record of achievement
- the PLR can be shared with employers, careers advisers and other education providers, so that qualifications can be quickly verified
- further Education Colleges and Work Based Learning providers have issued ULNs to their learners since September 2010
- from September 2011 schools will issue ULNs to learners aged 14+.