Skills Challenge Certificate

Students’ work for each component of the Skills Challenge Certificate is marked by teachers in schools and colleges, and after internal standardisation, a sample of work is moderated by WJEC.

At Foundation and National levels, the Skills Challenge Certificate is the same size as a GCSE, and at Advanced level the Skills Challenge Certificate is the same size as an A level.  The Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate carries UCAS tariff points. 

To be awarded the Welsh Bacc, learners must achieve the SCC and the other qualifications that it specifies. The Welsh Bacc at each level is graded as a pass or fail. 

The Skills Challenge Certificate is a standalone qualification. It can still be achieved and awarded even without the other qualifications that make up the Welsh Bacc. The Skills Challenge Certificate is graded as follows: 

  • Foundation level 1 – Pass* and Pass 
  • National level 2 – A to C 
  • Advanced level 3 – A* to E