Personal and Social Education
Personal and Social Education The qualifications meet the five different themes within the framework: active citizenship health and emotional well-being moral and spiritual development preparing for lifelong learning sustaina... Go to page
Employability As an organisation we pride ourselves on creating quality, industry led qualifications and rewarding achievement. Everything we produce is designed to benefit the learner, individually, socially and economically. We believ... Go to page
Resilience Skills Co-ordinating Personal and Social Education (PSE) In relation to PSE, WRE and YPP, Agored Cymru: Delivers lessons as part of a wider school programme including supporting collapsed timetable days. The delivery ... Go to page
Vision, Mission and Values Vision To promote lifelong learning in Wales. Mission Statement Agored Cymru is a charitable trust and social enterprise which works in partnership to promote learning, widen opportunity and enable pro... Go to page
Learner Privacy Statement What personal data does Agored Cymru collect about you? The minimum we need to collect in order to process yourachievements and produce your certificates is: Name Post code Date of Birth Unique Learner... Go to page
Access to Higher Education We are the only awarding body in Wales responsible for developing, approving and monitoring Access to Higher Education Diplomas. We work with every further education college in Wales to offer a wide range ... Go to page
consists of four curriculumareas: Personal and Social Education (PSE) Work Related Education (WRE) Young Peoples Participation (YPP) Wales, Europe and the World (WEW) Daf Baker, Curriculum Development Manager, sai... Go to news item
the provision currently, based around Personal and Social Education (PSE), including the delivery of the newly titled, relationships and sexuality education (RSE). The Welsh Government, through its Curriculum for Life developments and... Go to news item
Many schools deliver excellent PSE. One of the reasons for its perceived lack of prominence is that for many years PSE is expressed through the basic curriculum and is a non-statutory curriculum area. However, recent reports from wo... Go to news item
Nominations across the UK were scrutinised by a panel of judges from each participating Access Validating Agency (AVA) and a winner and runner-up chosen in each category. Victor Morgan, Access Manger at Agored Cymru said: I am delig... Go to news item
In 2016-17 over 1755 adult learners in Wales enrolled onto an Agored Cymru Access to Higher Education Diploma, a national qualification recognised by all universities in Wales as equivalent to three A Levels. The Diploma is specifically... Go to news item
The Access to Higher Education Diploma is an alternative to A-Levels and recognised by all universities and other higher education providers in England and Wales. It is designed to help people who want to go onto higher education but wh... Go to news item
We are delighted to welcome our newly appointed Access to Higher Education External Verifiers Rebecca Bennett Wilding, Bethan Norman and Jeremy Edwards. They will begin their external verification work in September 2016.
At Agored Cymru we are aware that Access to HE learners have faced or are facing significant barriers to their educational achievement. They are often studying while undertaking caring responsibilities and/or working and therefore frequently suffer considerable financial hardship as a result of their decision to return to education.
Welcome to our first Access to Higher Education (AHE) update bulletin of 2016. We hope you will find it a useful summary.
South Wales local authority, Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) has developed a pioneering approach using Agored Cymru units and qualifications to implement the Welsh Government's Youth Engagement and Progression Framework, Implementation Plan and Nat... Go to case study
In partnership with Creative & Cultural Skills, Agored Cymru, the awarding body of choice for education and training providers in Wales, has developed the first of their kind higher level qualifications for the Craft, Design and Cultural H... Go to case study
After leaving school at 13, with no qualifications, Jamie Maidment's life spiralled out of control. Jamie had suffered from mental health and substance abuse issues.... Go to case study
By Year 11, 17-year-old Cory’s attendance rates were poor and meant he did not achieve the GCSE grades he needed. “I was accepted onto a Level 2 course to do sport in college, and was chosen to play rugby for the college academy” he explain... Go to case study
After becoming a mum at a young age Caroline Read from South Wales, found herself suffering from depression and failing to find any ambition.... Go to case study
After leaving school at 15 with no qualifications and an ingrained belief that she was ‘stupid and would never amount to anything’, single mother of 5, Lauretta Hughes, defied the odds to become the Agored Cymru’s annual Access to Higher Ed... Go to case study