Children in Wales has achieved centre status to run Accredited training courses with Agored Cymru as our awarding body.
What is an accredited training course?
The Credit and Qualification Framework for Wales (CQFW) was introduced in Wales in 2003. It provides a single structure for recognised learning including higher education, lifelong learning and general and vocational training. The framework provides a system of accreditation for training courses. Courses which are accredited are quality assured and will be assessed, measured, recorded and certificated. The accredited training courses that Children in Wales is providing will be accredited with Agored Cymru.
Why should I choose accredited training?
Learners – This is an opportunity to consolidate your learning following a training event. You will be required to undertake some independent work following the taught element of the course in order to gain formal recognition of the knowledge, skills and understanding that you have gained. You will have support and feedback from an assessor competent in the relevant topic area. You will receive a certificate that is quality assured through an external awarding body to help support your continuing professional development CPD.
Employers – Will have the confidence that the training that they are sending their staff on is quality assured, and that following the completion of an assessed piece of work their staff will have achieved a number of credits at specified levels recognised throughout the UK. The formal certificates can be used to provide evidence to regulators, commissioners and funders of your organisations commitment to staff development and quality assured standards.
Assessment and support through E-Portfolio
People choosing to undertake accredited courses will be supported to use the ‘one-file’ e-portfolio system which cuts down on the use of paper resources and facilitates secure and regular communication between learners and tutor/ assessors, thus keeping costs down for the customer. Using ‘one-file’, learners can receive ongoing feedback and sign-off on their work and where appropriate managers can receive regular updates on staff progress towards an identified goal. Working together the Tutor/Assessor, and learner can maintain motivation and ensure that appropriate support and guidance is available at every level.
Children in Wales will initially be offering accredited training courses on the following topics and will be aiming to extend the range of courses available over the coming year. We will be delivering some of these as open courses through our rolling training programme however you can buy in any of these courses as ‘in-house’ sessions:
Courses for adult learners
Level 3 – Understand how to Safeguard the Welfare of Children and Young People – credit value 3
Level 2- Understand how to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and young People – credit value 3
Level 3 – Reducing Home Accidents in Early Year-Effective Interventions – credit value 2
Courses for young people
Level 1- Peer Education – credit value 2 credits
Level 1 – Young People’s Participation – Having a Voice – credit value 2
Entry Level – Young People’s Participation – Having a Voice – credit value 2