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Higher Apprenticeships in work-based learning

This report examines standards, provision and leadership and management in higher apprenticeship programmes in the work-based learning sector across Wales. Read more >

The quality of education and training for young people engaged with youth offending teams

The report also evaluates how effectively YOTs plan the education and training provision for young people at a strategic and operational level. It looks in particular at how well the work of the YOT supports young people’s progression. Read more >

Youth Support Services in Wales

This report is in response to a request in the Cabinet Secretary’s annual remit letter to Estyn for 2017-2018, in which the Welsh Government asked Estyn to undertake a survey of services for young people in Wales. It also forms part of wider thematic work undertaken jointly by Inspection Wales. Each inspection, audit, and regulatory body in Wales will report on the support being given to young people from different services. Health Inspectorate Wales (HIW) will report on arrangements to support the transition between child and adult services. Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) will focus on the effectiveness of local authority services and arrangements for children who are looked after and care leavers. The Wales Audit Office (WAO) will examine the Welsh Government’s strategic approach to improving the wellbeing of young people aged 16-24 with a view to identifying key lessons for the future. Read more >

New qualifications

This report is in response to a request in the Cabinet Secretary’s annual remit letter to Estyn for 2017-2018. It provides an overview on how schools and colleges are planning and implementing their curriculum after the introduction of the new GCSEs in English language, Welsh language, mathematics, mathematics-numeracy, and the Welsh Baccalaureate. Read more >

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