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Click here to view the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (Welsh Baccalaureate) Principal Moderators' Report for the June 2019 series.

Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate

The Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (SCC) has been designed to enable learners to acquire and apply a range of complex Essential and Employability skills in different settings and context. It will provide experiences which support other subjects and will enable learners to be better prepared for their future destination, whether university, further training or employment.

The 7 skills involve complexity; they are multi-faceted including many different but connected parts. These skills are assessed across the 4 components: Enterprise and Employability Challenge, Global Citizenship Challenge, Community Challenge and the Individual Project. Learners must pass all components and the marks are totalled to provide a grade A*, A, B, C, D, E, U equivalent to an A level. This is the grade that will be included in UCAS offers.

Literacy The ability to express complex ideas both written and verbal, adapting language and terminology in a manner appropriate for audience
Numeracy The ability to collate, analyse and present complex numerical data/information from a range of sources, extracting appropriate meaning
Digital Literacy The ability to understand and use digital technology for complex purposes, in a manner appropriate for audience
Planning & Organising The ability to manage self and/or others, resources and circumstances to achieve a specific complex goal
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving The ability to gather relevant information, identify key issues, linking and comparing information, and drawing conclusions to solve complex problems
Creativity & Innovation The ability to generate original complex ideas and practical translation of ideas to develop a new or improved product, service, process, system or social interaction
Personal Effectiveness The ability to adapt ones skills and qualities so that high quality results are achieved. Modify behaviours to accommodate tasks, situations and individuals.

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate

The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate is awarded as a Pass grade when a learner has passed the Advanced SCC and the supporting qualification shown in the wheel. It demonstrates your academic ability and skills levels all in one place.

Promotional Materials

We have created 6 posters to promote the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate:

Challenge Brief Bank

Community Challenge

Enterprise and Employability Challenge

Global Citizenship Challenge

Generic Challenges (can be amended by centres)

Approved Challenge Briefs by Organisations

Approved Community Challenges

Approved Enterprise and Employability Challenges

Approved Global Citizenship Challenges

Contact Us

Welsh Baccalaureate Framework Manager

Caroline Morgan
029 2026 5319
Email Caroline

Welsh Baccalaureate and Skills

Julie Rees
029 2026 5096
Email Julie

Regional Support

Our dedicated Regional Support Officers are also on hand to help make the transition seamless. Find your Officer

Additional Contact Details


029 2026 5193


029 2026 5024
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