The Welsh Baccalaureate is a qualification for 14 to 19 year old students in Wales. It combines personal development skills with existing qualifications such as A-Levels, NVQ’s and GCSE’s to make one wider award that is valued by employers and universities. The Welsh Baccalaureate gives broader experiences than traditional learning programmes. It can be studied in English or Welsh, or a combination of the two languages.


The Welsh Baccalaureate aims to achieve a broader, more balanced curriculum for 14-19 year olds, helping students to develop knowledge and skills that higher education institutions and employers want them to have when they leave school. The emphasis is on learning through doing, and the same value is placed on vocational as academic qualifications.

All SWFRS Stations have now engaged with the Welsh Baccalaureate Coordinators in their area and we continue to promote our Welsh Baccalaureate challenges in schools and Colleges in support of localised risk reduction activities.

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