National Childminding Association (NCMA)
A national charity and membership organisation that represents registered child minders in England and Wales. The association provides access to services, training, information and a quality assurance scheme.
These are national averages derived from various data sources.
The National Curriculum is a framework used by all maintained schools to ensure that pupils follow a consistent programme for developing their knowledge, skills and understanding of curriculum subjects as they move through school.
National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA Cymru)
A national charity and membership organisation for children’s nurseries. Its vision is a society where all children receive the best quality care and learning that enable them to reach their full potential. NDNA provides nursery support, information and advice, childcare training and a quality improvement scheme, e-Quality Counts.
National Professional Qualification for Headteachers (NPQH)
A compulsory qualification for those who want to become headteachers.
National Standards for Headteachers
The National Standards for Headteachers in Wales is a framework that sets out the particular knowledge and skills, personal qualities, values and professional characteristics that headteachers need in order to carry out their role.
National Support Project for ESOL
A project funded by Basic Skills Cymru which aimed to strengthen the support available to adults and children from linguistic minority communities in response to the ESOL/EAL scoping study, EAL and ESOL in Wales, commissioned in October 2002.
National Training Federation (Wales)
A federation that represents the majority of work-based learning providers in Wales. Members of this organisation provide programmes to prepare learners for work. Most learners take part in apprenticeship programmes based in the workplace.
National Vocational Qualification (NVQ)
A National Vocational Qualification is a work-related qualification that reflects the skills and knowledge needed to do a job effectively. These qualifications are organised into five levels based on the knowledge and skills needed for a particular job.
National Youth Service Strategy for Wales
The Welsh strategy for youth services. It is a continuation of the policies and concerns outlined in ‘Extending Entitlement’.
Young people aged 16 and over who are not in education, employment or training
A course that does not lead to a formal qualification
Non-core subjects of the National Curriculum are Welsh (second language), design technology, information technology, history, geography, art, music and physical education.
Private provision such as playgroups and day nurseries for children under five.
The National Pupil Database holds pupil data made available through the Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC), National Curriculum Assessment data and external examination data.