Further Information and Resources

Awarding bodies

Essential Skills Wales qualifications are provided by one of the following awarding bodies. 

You can find resources for your qualification by clicking on the awarding body names above which will take you to their website.  

Design Principles

The Design Principles outline the rationale, structure, aims, learning outcomes and assessment requirements for the Essential Skills Wales suite of qualifications.  The most up to date version of the Design Principles can be found here.

Further Resources:

Wales Essential Skills Toolkit (WEST)

Developing your own tasks

We published this guidance in January 2019 with the aim of assisting centres who are delivering and assessing Essential Skills qualifications to develop, and submit for approval, their own centre-specific controlled tasks and mark schemes. The guidance document aims to guide centres through the development, approval and initial use processes.

This guidance can be found here.