Department for Education and Skills (DfES)
The Department for Education and Skills (DfES) is a directorate in the Welsh Government that provides leadership for education, skills and the Welsh language in Wales.
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
This is the government department that deals with unemployed people and helps them to find work.
Detached youth workDetached youth work is free from the constraints of centre-based work. It aims to develop learning opportunities with those who are not using or failing to access other youth provision.
Removal or lifting of a programme of study, attainment target, assessment, or any other component of the National Curriculum, or any combination of these including entire subjects or the entire National Curriculum through relevant regulations.
A displaced person is a person who has had to move to another part of their country or to another country to seek safety.
Dragon Sport is managed by the Sports Council for Wales and funded by the National Lottery. It aims to encourage 7-11 year-olds to be more active by introducing them to a range of sports outside school physical education lessons. The programme provides pupils with opportunities to feed into and progress through sports development programmes in clubs and the community.
Duke of Edinburgh’s AwardA voluntary, non-competitive and flexible programme of cultural and adventurous activities for young people. The award has four sections with three levels of achievement:
- Bronze (for those aged 14 and over);
- Silver (for those aged 15 and over); and
- Gold (for those aged 16 and over).
Until recently, Dysg was a division within the Department for Children, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS), which focuses on improving the quality of teaching and learning in the post-14 education and training sector. Dysg has now merged with the new Learning and Teaching Strategies Branch within the Learning and Professional Development Division of DCELLS.