Employers and External Organisations
Centres for assessment purposes will be able to amend generic Challenge Briefs produced by WJEC or produce their own which must be approved by WJEC before they can be used for the purpose of assessment.
Employers and organisations can become involved in the Welsh Baccalaureate by:
- producing resources for teaching and learning;
- delivering talks for learners;
- producing Challenge Briefs which must be approved by WJEC if to be used for assessment.
Employers' Perceptions of the Welsh Baccalaureate
External organisations discuss their experiences of working with the Welsh Baccalaureate.
Approved Challenge Briefs from External Organisations
We have uploaded Approved Challenge Briefs from external organisations onto the website. Please click on the qualification level that you are delivering, and then the Related Documents icon to access the Approved Challenge Briefs. These will be updated as we approve Challenges from external organisations.
‘Young Enterprise supports the development of enterprising young people. Young people who can identify and initiate opportunities as well as adapt their responses to changing situations. We are delighted to have provided two Welsh Baccalaureate challenges, supporting young people in Wales to apply their enterprising skills to local social issues.
Russell Winnard, Director of Programmes and Services, Young Enterprise
“We see the Welsh Bacc as a great opportunity to support the transition of students from the educational environment to the world of work. It is an ideal vehicle for our outreach policy to raise awareness of the organisation and the importance and relevancy of statistical data in students' day to day lives and in their future ambitions. The Welsh Bacc enables us to access a younger audience whilst ensuring that they and their educators also benefit from the various support we can offer in broadening their education and enhancing the delivery of the Welsh Bacc”
Kate Roberts Office for National Statistics
"As the drowning prevention charity, RLSS UK is constantly working to help more people, particularly teenagers, to learn about the risks around water and how to enjoy water safety. The Welsh Baccalaureate helps our drowning prevention messages to reach more people in Wales than ever before, and we are all looking forward to finding out about the new and innovative ways that these young learners will develop to present the information in a way that they believe will most engage their peers.
This Welsh Baccalaureate gives young people to opportunity to learn and develop a wide range of academic and personal skills. They will develop research skills as they gather water safety and drowning prevention information from a wide range of sources, in doing this they will learn a huge amount about water safety themselves and then they will use their design, planning, and organisational skills as they create resources and a delivery plan to teach others about water safety and drowning prevention. In delivering their own water safety sessions, the students will develop their confidence and communications skills, which are key skills for every young person to have when preparing to enter the workplace.
RLSS UK has lots of resources that are freely available to support learners taking this Welsh Baccalaureate, and we also have staff and volunteers around Wales who can provide any other support that the school and learners may need.
Young and creative minds offer so much to employers, businesses, charities, and other organisations. Engaging with young people throughout their education, and supporting their progression into the workplace (or volunteering) is a great way to bring new ideas into an organisation, and to support young people in learning the key skills needed for the workplace."
Michael Dunn Royal Life Saving Society UK
"The Swansea City Supporters’ Trust Board is delighted that the WJEC recently approved the Enterprise Challenge it submitted for inclusion in the WBQ Challenge Bank at Key Stage Four. The Trust hopes that the Challenge will widen the variety of choices open to pupils. It is very much looking forward to working with schools, and the WJEC, to help pupils develop their skills when pursuing the Challenge."
Roger (Goodwin), SCST Board Member
"It has been a wonderful experience attending St Illtyds Catholic High School and supporting the pupils throughout their Employability and Enterprise challenge, which concludes with a fantastic dragons final. The level of creativity, innovation and professionalism that the pupils displayed throughout the final was incredible, and all their ideas have great potential to raise money and awareness for Velindre Cancer Centre. We hope that many more schools chose to support Velindre through the Wear Red For Wales And Velindre Brief, which will see many of the pupils amazing ideas come to life and make a tangible difference to cancer patients and their families in Wales. We look forward to wholeheartedly supporting each school, so that together we can achieve Victory Over Cancer."
Melissa Haggett, Fundraiser
"We are delighted to hear that our Challenge Brief has been approved! We cannot wait to see the positive impact the community challenge brief will have on Welsh Beaches. "