ColegauCymru success

ColegauCymru has been confirmed as the Welsh Government’s National Contact Point (NCP) for a range of European tools that promote the transparency, portability and recognition of qualifications across the European Union.  As the UK negotiates its exit from the European Union, it is vital that Wales continues to maintain and develop its international links by playing an active role in the continuous development of a common framework for improving transparency across European VET systems.  ColegauCymru’s active involvement in these initiatives will ensure that Wales does not become insular and isolated and will remain committed to promoting the benefits of mobility for training and work through programmes like Erasmus+.

The tools are: European Qualifications Framework (EQF), the European Credit System for VET (ECVET), EQAVET (European Quality Assurance in VET) and Europass.   The tools use learning outcomes to recognise learning and are seen as an integrated framework for the portability and comparability of qualifications across European countries.

MORE ABLE AND TALENTED - SUPPORT FOR THE FURTHER EDUCATION SECTOR

Fforwm Services /ColegauCymru, in partnership with Markit Training & Consultancy, has been awarded an 18 month project to design and deliver a programme of support for vocational More Able and Talented (MAT) learners and continuous professional development (CPD) support for practitioners for the FE sector on behalf of the Welsh Government.

The project aims to build capacity and expertise in the FE sector and build on the existing guidance for the FE sector on supporting more able and talented learners that was published by the Welsh Government earlier this year.

Following the analysis of the self-assessment health checks that will be completed by colleges (with the exception of the pilot colleges).  The areas of support will cover:

- working with colleges to develop subject-specific criteria for identifying MAT learners, best practice exemplars and guidance for all vocational subjects;

- development and delivery of a CPD programme which will include:

- A ‘Train the Trainer’ programme, and
- Training modules for practitioners and managers

- delivery of a dissemination conference to share outcomes and best practice.

Fforwm Services/ColegauCymru will be in contact with its members over the coming months to progress this work but in the meantime if you have any queries please contact Rachel Bowen, Director of Policy and Development and Project Lead: rachel.bowen@colegaucymru.ac.uk.