About the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification

The Welsh Baccalaureate is delivered by schools, colleges and training providers across Wales. It gives broader experiences than traditional learning programmes, to suit the diverse needs of young people. In its report published July 2012, 'Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification provision at level 3 in secondary schools – a good practice guide', Estyn, the education and training inspectorate, found that the majority of students who study the Welsh Baccalaureate core are exposed to a wide range of topics and opportunities which help them to improve their knowledge, understanding and interpersonal skills. Through the Welsh Bac, Welsh students are becoming more confident, improving their essential and social skills and gaining a better understanding of a range of topics from enterprise to politics and current affairs.

The Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification is available at Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced levels. The Welsh Baccalaureate Core at each level is studied alongside a range of appropriate academic and/or vocational optional qualifications. Candidates who meet the requirements of the Core and Options relevant to each level of the qualification, are awarded the Welsh Baccalaureate Foundation, Intermediate or Advanced Diploma as appropriate.