Freya Lightfoot, Agored Cymru’s Access to HE Learner of the year 2017, is named runner-up in the national Access to HE student prize, in memory of Keith Fletcher, formerly of Open College South West Region. - Nominations across the UK were scrutinised by a panel of judges from each participating Access Validating Agency (AVA) and a winner and runner-u...

Agored Cymru is delighted to present its learning core interactive booklet. Our Learning Core qualifications are built around the Curriculum for Wales reform and we will continue to evolve with these emerging developments. Agored Cymru is committed to creating 21st Century qualifications for a 21st Century Curriculum in Wales. - The Learning Co...

Agored Cymru is working with TECH Partnership, the IT skills specialists, to develop a series of exciting new qualifications for the IT sector. - As the only awarding body in Wales offering these innovative and specialist qualifications, Agored Cymru is at the forefront of this constantly developing sector. Our new suite of IT qualifications will cont...

A renowned education consultant and FE leader passionate about inspiring people to reach their potential has been made an MBE. - Katy Burns, Agored Cymru Board Director, has been honoured for her services to post- 16 education and adult community learning in Wales. With over 30 years in post-16 education Katy started her career in Further Education at...

A special presentation sponsored by Eluned Morgan, Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning, was held at the Pierhead to celebrate the Agored Cymru Access to Higher Education Learner of the Year Awards 2017 and the positive impact adult learning has on health and wellbeing in Wales. - In 2016-17 over 1755 adult learners in Wales enrolled o...

The Welsh awarding body Agored Cymru has won the national Qualification of the Year Award 2017 for its Level 4 Diploma in Digital Analytics at the UK Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB)’s prestigious annual awards. - Now in its third year, the Federation of Awarding Bodies annual awards recognise the contribution made by awarding organisations and the...

Agored Cymru is delighted to launch its new suite of learning core qualifications today on GCSE Results Day. - The qualifications support four key curriculum areas: personal and social education (PSE), work related education (WRE), young peoples participation (YPP) and Wales, Europe and the World (WEW). The new suite has GCSE equivalencies andis desig...

Today’s announcement of A-Level results in Wales is an important milestone for many young people and adults who are looking to progress their careers. But also many learners will be celebrating their Access to Higher Education Diploma results. - The Access to Higher Education Diploma is an alternative to A-Levels and recognised by all universities and...

Agored Cymru is finalist in the Qualification of the Year category for the 2017 FAB Awards. The Level 4 Diploma in Data Analytics has been named one of only five qualifications to reach the final throughout the UK. - Kevern Kerswell, Chief Executive, Agored Cymru said: I am delighted that we have reached the final of the FAB Awards for the second...

Nearly a year on since announcing the Welsh language target of one million speakers by 2050, the Welsh Government has published its language strategy to achieve its ambitious goal. - Agored Cymru is proud to be Welsh and continues to respond positively to the education and training needs in Wales and to championing the Welsh language agen...

There are language commissioners across the world promoting the rights of speakers. The International Association of Language Commissioners (IALC) is a forum to share experiences and to learn from each other. IALC’s annual conference is held in Cardiff today (17 May), and chaired by the Welsh Language Commissioner, Meri Huws. - The conference was lau...

Kevern Kerswell, Chief Executive and Rachel Mooney, Director of Business & Regulation at Agored Cymru were delighted to attend the formal launch of Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales at the Senedd last week. This new independent voluntary adult education movement and the largest all-Wales provider of adult learning is the result of merger...

#WelshLanguageMusicDay is happening for a second year running and Agored Cymru is encouraging everyone to support and participate. - What is Welsh Language Music Day? In partnership with names such as Deezer, HMV, BBC, Grazing Shed, Spillers and a host of talented Welsh musicians, the first #WelshLanguageMusicDay, was a success with gigs, radi...

Following a successful recruitment process we are delighted to announce that Kevern Kerswell has been appointed the new Chief Executive of Agored Cymru. - Kevern who is currently the Assistant Director for Quality, Standards and Regulations at Agored Cymru will take up hi...

Agored Cymru has appointed John Sexton as its newest Board member.

Sexton, who is the Director of the Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone campus in Ebbw-Vale and a member of Agored Cymru’s Quality Standards and Regulation Committee, has several years’ experience in both education and industry. - John Sexton began his career as an engineer, w...

Former Coleg Cambria learners, who achieved their Agored Cymru Access to Higher Education Diploma in Biosciences, were among 25 special nominees from around the UK to be presented an Award at the Royal Societies' and Gatsby Foundation's Awards Ceremony held at the Royal Society of Chemistry in London recently. - Gemma Lloyd and Carl Shone, along with ...