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The Welsh Baccalaureate at Coleg Sir Gar

Course description

  • Learners study the full range of 6 Key Skills at different levels depending on the level of Welsh Bac they are doing.
  • Includes a strong element of personal tutorial.
  • Gives a broad curriculum including a range of trips, visits and talks from external speakers.
  • At Level 3, the Welsh Bac carries 120 UCAS points which can be used towards university applications.

Course content

Often referred to as the Welsh Bacc, this is a new and distinctive qualification for Wales. The Welsh Bac itself consists of a 'core' of studies including work related education, personal and social education, 'Wales, Europe and the world' and Key Skills. It is designed to broaden a learner's experience and provide them with the skills that employers and universities demand. The Welsh Bacc can be completed at three levels: Advanced (Level 3), Intermediate (Level 2) or Foundation (Level 1). In all cases, learners study the Welsh Bac alongside another subject (e.g. AS or A-levels, a National Diploma, or a First Diploma). For AS/A Levels please click on the seperate link for Welsh Bac Advanced (A Level). Diploma courses that can be studied with the Welsh Bac are: Ammanford Campus Building Craft Occupations CACHE Foundation Award in Caring for Children Award/Cert/Dip in Childcare and Education Gelli Aur Campus Technical Certificate in Rural Engineering Graig Campus First Diploma in Engineering GNVQ Foundation BTEC National Award/Cert/Diploma in Public Services First Diploma and National Diploma in Health and Social Care First Diploma in Sports Studies First Diploma in Art and Design NVQ in Business Administration Diploma Level 2 in Hairdressing A Levels National Diploma in Business Studies Introductory Diploma in Art Introductory Diploma in Health and Social Care National Certificate in IT Pibwrlwyd Campus Landbased studies with Animal Care Admin and Business Skills Level 2 For further information on the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification, please contact Rebecca Davies on 01554 748000 or


The Bac is assessed through a portfolio of evidence of having achieved all the relevant requirements. These include a reflective diary to show how you have learnt about Wales, Europe and the world, records of taking part in work-related education, evidence of progress in learning a language and an individual investigation.

Future opportunities

The Welsh Bac at Level 3 carries 120 UCAS points which can be used towards university applications. However, at all levels, the qualification has been specifically developed to meets the demands of employers and universities for independent learners with good transferable skills. It is an excellent qualification to demonstrate these competencies at foundation, intermediate or advanced levels.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: At Levels 1 and 2, the Bac is typically a one year course. At Level 3 it is typically a two year course.
  • Course code: 1042
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