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1 Post-16 Level 1/Level 2 Diploma (Pilot) Administration Handbook 2013/201 1

2 Options 1. Requirements for WBQ Post-16 level 1 Diploma (Pilot) Unit Core Units Total Hours Elements Hours 1 Positive Relationships 1 Personal and Social Education 30 2 Personal Health and Well-Being 3 Managing Money Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Community Participation 10 2 Work Related Education 1 Developing Employability Skills 30 2 Enterprise Activity 1 3 Wales, Europe and the World 0 1 Aspects of the World of Work 20 2 Modern Foreign Language 20 Essential Skills/Wider Key Skills Information Literacy and Research Skills Max 120 From the point of registration, at least 2 ESW/WKS/Essential Skills for Working Life must be achieved at a higher level than previously, including at least 2 at level 1 or above Application of Number and Communication must be achieved at level 1, either during this qualification or previously Foundation Project Qualification achieved during Registration of the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification Post-16 Level 1 Diploma A total of 20 GLH or 2 credits or 0% of level 1 threshold taken from a maximum of 2 qualifications at level 1 which must be achieved during the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification Post-16 Level 1 Diploma. N.B. This is a minimum requirement and does not limit the number of qualifications pursued by the learner. Units 1, 2 and 3 Units and Options Internally and Externally Moderated by WJEC through a portfolio of evidence. Results received from Awarding Organisation, with which the qualification was taken and aggregated towards Diploma. Results received from Awarding Organisation, with which the qualification was taken and aggregated towards Diploma. N.B. All units must be achieved during registration of the Post -16 Level 1 Diploma. No prior qualifications for the options requirement will be accepted. 2

3 Options Requirements for WBQ Post-16 Level 2 Diploma (Pilot) Unit Core Units Total Hours Elements Hours 1 Positive Relationships in the workplace 1 Personal and Social Education 30 2 Personal Health and Well-Being 3 Managing Money Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Community Participation 10 2 Work Related Education 1 Developing Employability Skills 30 2 Enterprise Activity 1 3 Wales, Europe and the World 0 1 Aspects of the World of Work 20 2 Modern Foreign Language 20 Essential Skills/Wider Key Skills Information Literacy and Research Skills Max 120 From the point of registration, at least 2 ESW/WKS/Essential Skills for working Life must be achieved at a higher level than previously, including at least 2 at level 2 or above Application of Number and Communication must be achieved at level 2, either during this qualification or previously Higher Project Qualification achieved during Registration of the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification Post-16 Level 2 Diploma A total of 20 GLH or 2 credits or 0% of level 2 threshold taken from a maximum of 2 qualifications at level 2 which must be achieved during the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification Post-16 Level 2 Diploma. N.B. This is a minimum requirement and does not limit the number of qualifications pursued by the learner. Units 1, 2 and 3 Units and Options Internally and Externally Moderated by WJEC through a portfolio of evidence. Results received from Awarding Organisation, with which the qualification was taken and aggregated towards Diploma. Results received from Awarding Organisation, with which the qualification was taken and aggregated towards Diploma. N.B. All units must be achieved during registration of the Post -16 Level 2 Diploma. No prior qualifications for the options requirement will be accepted. 3

4 3. Important Dates All dates below refer to qualifications taken with WJEC. For qualifications not taken with WJEC please refer to the relevant Awarding Organisation website. Date WBQ L1/L2 Diploma ESW/WKS Project Qualification Lang Quals 1 Sept First date for receipt of entries for November series 1 Oct Final date for receipt of Registrations 21 Nov Final date for approval of Project titles 3 Jan Final date for receipt of entries for November series Jan First date for receipt of entries for February series 10 Jan November series results issued 21 Feb First date for receipt of Entries Final date for receipt of entries 21 March Final date for receipt of entries 22 March Late entry fee will be charged 30 April Final date for receipt of entries for February series 1 May Final date for receipt of entries for May series 2 May February series results issued 1 May Final date for receipt of marks and work submitted to the moderator 17 May Final date for receipt of Entries 18 May Late entry fee will be charged Early June Centre visit for external moderation of candidate portfolio (units 1, 2 and 3) 16 Aug May series results issued 23 Aug L1 and L2 Diploma results issued Foundation and Higher Results issued Final date for Enquiries about Results Final date for Enquiries about Results 20 Sept (EaRs) (EaRs) Final Date for receipt of marks and work submitted to the moderator

5 . Contacts Caroline Morgan Framework Manager Skills and Pathways Emma Vincent Regional Support Officer (South Wales) Sian Coathup Regional Support Officer (North Wales) Neil Owens Pathways Support Manager - Administration About this Handbook This Handbook provides WJEC approved centres in Wales with the essential information for operating the administration of the WBQ Post 16 L1/L2 Diploma (Pilot) 2012/2013. This Handbook should be used with the following publications: Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification Post 16 L1/L2 specifications. WJEC Entry Procedures and Coding Information.. Registration.1 Registration marks the starting date that learners can begin accumulating evidence to achieve the Diploma..2 Learners starting the course in Sept 2012 must be registered by October 31 st The codes for registering learners is: Level QAN Subject English Welsh Number No Option Option Level 1 600/97/ W1 Level 2 600/97/ W2. Base data can be downloaded from the WJEC Web site at Registrations must be made using one of the following WJEC approved method: Electronic Data Interchange (EDI);

6 WJEC Secure Website..6 Centres will be required to register the following individual Learners' personal details: candidate number; candidate name; Unique Candidate Identifier (UCI); Unique Learner Number (ULN); Sex; date of birth; Level of Diploma they will be registering for..7 Centres are expected to use the new Unique Learner Number (ULN) that is now being made available for use in Wales in all EDI files submitted that may be used for aggregation of the WBQ. 6. Fees 6.1 The cost of registering learners for the L1 or L2 Post-16 Diploma is per learner. 6.2 The fee will cover the cost of the following: Registration One Entry for the Diploma Any ESW/WKS taken during registration Foundation or Higher Project (as applicable) during registration Any WJEC qualifications in Modern Languages (QCF) 6.3 If the qualifications, highlighted in bold, are taken with another Awarding Organisation other than WJEC then centres are liable for the costs incurred as well as the fee. 7. Entries 7.1 The post-16 Level 1/Level 2 Diploma (pilot) will be available for certification in June Learners should only be entered for the qualification when they have completed all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for units 1, 2 and 3 together with requirements of Units and (see pages 2 and 3 for details). 7.3 Entries can be made at any time from 21 February to 17 May. 7. The code for entering learners is: Level Subject No English Option Welsh Option Level W1 Level W2 6

7 7. Base data can be downloaded from the WJEC Web site at Entries must be made using one of the following WJEC approved method: Electronic Data Interchange (EDI); WJEC Secure Website 8. Moderation 8.1 Learners must produce a portfolio of evidence which meets the requirements of the assessment criteria, as given in the specification, for all the elements within units 1, 2 and 3. The portfolio will be assessed on a Pass/Fail basis. 8.2 Each centre must appoint a Lead Assessor and an appropriate number of other assessors to carry out the internal assessment of units 1, 2 and Units 1, 2 and 3 must be internally assessed by the centre and externally moderated by a visiting WJEC Moderator during a centre visit in Early June. 8. A sample of two portfolios per course will be selected for External Moderation from across each vocational teaching group. 8. Centres must retain the portfolios of all learners until after the Enquires about Results deadline (EaR) which is the 20 September. Portfolios must be available to WJEC if requested. 8.6 For each learner the sample must include: An assessment sheet completed and signed by the assessor to confirm the assessment; A declaration sheet signed by the learner confirming the authenticity of the evidence presented. Failure to sign this declaration may result in the portfolio being deemed a fail; All evidence produced by learners in completion of the assessment annotated appropriately by the assessor. 9. Project Qualification 9.1 The Project Qualification is a stand-alone qualification that is aggregated towards the overall Diploma. 9.2 The deadlines given within this booklet are for WJEC Project Qualifications only. If the project is taken with another awarding Organisation you must refer to the relevant website for guidance. 9.3 To enable the project to be aggregated in time for the award of the L1/L2 Post 16 WBQ Diploma, the following deadline must be adhered to: 7

8 Approval of Project Titles by WJEC June Series 21 Nov Final date for receipt of Entries June Series 21 March Late Entries will be charged from June Series 22 March Final date for submission of marks June Series 1 May 9. The code for entering learners for WJEC Projects is: Level Subject No English Option Welsh Option Level 1 (Foundation) W1 Level 2 (Higher) W2 10. Post-Results Service 10.1 If a centre wishes to query the outcome of the Moderation Process (Units 1, 2 and 3), this must be done formally by the Head of Centre notifying WJEC by 20 September The original sample of work submitted for moderation will be reviewed by a moderator not involved in the original process, and the Centre informed of the outcome For units, and the options, Centre should refer to the guidance given by the relevant Awarding Organisation. 10. Should the centre not be satisfied with the outcome of the review, there is provision for an appeal to WJEC. 11. Certification 11.1 WJEC will issue certificates to candidates on successful completion of the L1/L2 Post 16 Diploma. 8

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