Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales

This course is available in Welsh

Course Overview

The Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales (AdvSBW) qualification is an exciting new Level 3 qualification that supports students to become effective, responsible and active citizens, equipping them with the skills needed for future study or to enter the job market.

The qualification has primarily been designed for students aged 16-19, and can be taken alongside other Level 3 qualifications, including A Levels.

Entry Requirements

Seven GCSEs grades A*-C

Course Delivery

Our two year course is made up of three projects: Global Community Project, Future Destination Project, and Individual Project.

You will develop a range of skills which are attractive to employers, colleges and universities including:

Integral skills

  • Planning and Organisation
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Personal Effectiveness

Embedded skills

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Digital Competence

You will develop and apply the four Integral Skills and have opportunities to develop the three Embedded Skills. Students will take part in a variety of exciting activities and contexts which will be based on the United Nations sustainable development agenda and Wales’s Well-being Goals as defined by the Well-being of Future Generations Act (Wales).

How is the course assessed?

Global Community Project (25%)
You will select a global issue to investigate, share your knowledge with others and take part in a community action.

Future Destination Project (25%)
You will gain an understanding of yourself, explore future employment and wellbeing goals, and plan how you can achieve this.

Individual Project (50%)
You will plan, manage, and research a topic linked to your future education or career aspirations, and create a written dissertation or an artefact.

Assessments can be taken throughout the two year course with external moderation in January and May. You are likely to complete the Individual Project in the second year.

Elements of this course can be delivered through the medium of Welsh.

Progression Opportunities

This qualification allows you to develop important skills that you can take forward whether you are moving on to university, training or employment.

Developing these skills will help you become an effective, responsible and active citizen and can have a profound effect on your future success and wellbeing.

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Course deliverable in Welsh: