Requirements for the Foundation Diploma

To gain a Welsh Baccalaureate Foundation Diploma candidates must achieve the core certificate and optional qualifications:-

Core Certificate at level 1

  • Four ESW/key skills at level 1, which must include one from Communication, Application of Number and ICT, and evidence of having pursued all six.
  • Completion of compulsory Candidate Diary.
  • Individual Investigation at level 1.


To pass the Foundation Diploma candidates must achieve one of the following:

  • Qualifications at Level 1 which total 480 GLH or 60 credits or 80% of the Level 1 threshold or Principal Learning (Level 1) and Foundation Project qualification Level 1 and an additional qualification(s) with a total of 60 GLH or 6 credits or contribute 10% of level 1 threshold.