Capita Conferences Announces Its 14-19 Qualifications in Wales Thursday 23rd May 2013 - Cardiff

Capita Conferences 14-19 Qualifications in Wales Conference provides a critical forum for you to get to grips with the recommendations from the recent 14-19 Qualifications Review and to help you prepare for the impact this will have on your institution and students.

Cardiff, United Kingdom, March 11, 2013 --( Qualifications in Wales are set to undergo major reform over the next four years. Ensure you are ready for changes to the Welsh Baccalaureate and the new programme of GCSEs and A Levels available in both English and Welsh by September 2015, and for major revisions to vocational qualifications by 2017.

With the launch of Qualifications Wales, the new awarding and regulatory body also due in September 2015, it is essential for you to understand the reforms and be ready for their implementation.

Expert Speakers include:

Hugh Davies, President, ASCL Cymru, and Headteacher, Olchfa School
· Gareth Pierce, Chief Executive, WJEC
· Arwyn Watkins, Chief Executive Officer, National Training Federation Wales (NTfW)
· and 14-19 Qualifications Review Board Member
· Catrin Stephens, Director of Bilingualism, CollegesWales
· Greg Dixon, Headteacher, Connah’s Quay High School
· Jim Bennett, Principal and Chief Executive Office, Coleg Gwent
· Ann Evans, Past Chief Executive, Careers Wales Mid Glamorgan and Powys
· and 14-19 Qualifications Review Board Member
· John Fabes, 14-19 Network Coordinator, Cardiff Council
· Dr Andrew Davies, School of Education and Lifelong Learning, Aberystwyth University
· Robin Hughes, National Manager, OCR Cymru
· Mark Cichuta, General Manager, Cogent Power, Tata Steel

Benefits of Attending:

· Understand how to prepare for key revisions to the Welsh Baccalaureate and the new vision for GCSEs, A Levels and Essential Skills Wales
· Question awarding bodies about the implications of Qualifications Wales and other review recommendations
· Put your questions to the expert panel of education providers about how to prepare staff and students for the new curriculum and exams
· Explore how literacy and numeracy can be improved through revised qualifications
· Learn how to expand the range and quality of Welsh-medium provision
· Get feedback from the Inquiry into Apprenticeships in Wales and learn how to ensure the quality of vocational qualifications you deliver
· Discover how to integrate labour market information and essential data into your careers guidance to help students make informed decisions
· Hear recommendations from a Welsh employer on how to match qualifications and training to meet skill requirements

Visit Capita Conferences website for more information.
Capita Conferences
Kate Parnell
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