Head of Department: Mrs K Skeffington
Qualification: Level 2 Certificate in Wales, Europe and the World
Examination Board: Agored Cymru
The 'Wales, Europe and the World' qualification enables learners to develop their understanding of life in Wales, the United Kingdom, Europe and its place in the World through cultural enrichment. The qualification supports the learner’s understanding of their own heritage, Geography and worldview and is central to becoming an ethical, informed citizen of Wales. Additionally, the qualification provides learners with the opportunities to:
understand how their lives are part of a local and global picture enabling them to know how political issues affect them
make changes to improve the lives of others
understand the effects of poverty and how wealth is created
take part in cultural activities.
A key focus is the development of skills, such as research, report drafting and writing skills and project management. Communication and numeracy skills are also developed during the course. Thinking skills are also developed through team work, creative thinking, planning visits to cultural sites and reflective practices.
The qualification meets the needs of the Humanities Area of Learning and Experience and responds to the following statements of what matters:
Enquiry, exploration and investigation inspire curiosity about the world, its past, present and future
Events and human experiences are complex, and are perceived, interpreted and represented in different ways
Our natural world is diverse and dynamic, influenced by processes and human actions
Human societies are complex and diverse, and shaped by human actions and beliefs
Informed, self-aware citizens engage with the challenges and opportunities that face humanity, and are able to take considered and ethical action
How will you learn:
Through a combination of formal lessons, mentoring sessions, educational visits and individual / group activities.
How you will be assessed:
The Level 2 Certificate will be equivalent to 1 GCSE pass A*-C.
100% coursework which is completed throughout the course.
The broad range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life in roles such as:
Nature Conservation Officer
Local Government Planning Officer
National Park Ranger
For further information see: Mrs K Skeffington