Initial review of the effectiveness of the Welsh Government's Traineeships and Steps to Employment programmes - January 2013
This report focuses on how the learners are progressing on the programmes and the processes that providers have put in place to support them and progress them into further education or training.
A review of standards and the quality of provision for engineering in further education colleges and work-based learning providers in Wales - January 2013
FE colleges and WBL providers have many examples of good and sometimes excellent practice. This includes examples of work with industry to develop advancing technology, the provision of novel engineering training opportunities for learners and companies, and the development of more effective links with schools to introduce pupils to engineering technologies.
Children in Wales are making progress in acquiring Welsh language skills, but more needs to be done to continue the upward trend in their reading and writing skills.
Research shows that too many children in Wales who live in poverty generally do not do as well as their peers at school. They are more likely to feel anxious about school than their peers and to become disengaged at a young age.
Informed decisions: The implementation of the Careers and the World of Work framework - October 2012
Many secondary schools do not know the impact of the time they are spending in helping to prepare pupils to make the right decision about their future career path.
Many Welsh students are becoming more confident, improving their essential and social skills and gaining a better understanding of a range of topics from enterprise to politics and current affairs through studying the Welsh Baccalaureate.