"The Certificate for Essential Skills Practitioners is a suite of qualifications designed to develop a workforce equipped to improve the essential skills of adults. This qualification enables the candidate to develop the skills required to deliver Numeracy within a range of learning environments including Further Education (FE), Adult Community Learning (ACL) and Work Based Learning (WBL). It covers the assessment of learners’ skills, how to plan a programme of learning and explores strategies for addressing the needs of the learner.
The qualifications consist of 4 units. The first unit, Adults and Young People as Essential Skills Learners, is common to all the qualifications in the suite."

(Agored Cymru, 2017) 

For further information, please read the Qualification Guide: 


Digital literacy is defined as “those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society: for example, the skills to use digital tools to undertake academic research, writing and critical thinking; as part of personal development planning; and as a way of showcasing achievements” (JISC, 2011).

The Welsh Government’s framework document for Delivering a Digital Wales (Mar 2011) states that the “Widespread Digital Literacy and the development of a workforce which can offer a broad range of high quality “e-skills” is critical to the success of Digital Wales.” There is a clear message that Digital Literacy is recognised as being essential for future employability. “90% of new jobs will require excellent digital skills, improving digital literacy is an essential component of developing employable graduates.” (JISC,2011)

This course is for staff involved in carrying out class observations for the Gwent ACL Partnership.

It will enable observers who have attended an observer training session, and taken part in a paired observation, to submit evidence for award of the level 3 qualification Observing Teaching Practice.  

You can access resources and details of evidence to be submitted. Assignments and supporting evidence can be submitted electronically for assessment.

This is one of the units that make up the level 4 Award/Certificate in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice.  

Successful completion of this unit, through attendance at a training session and submission of assignments for e-assessment, leads to the award of Agored Cymru unit GB84CY002 Understanding the Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment.  This can be taken as a standalone unit by anyone involved in the internal quality assurance of assessment..  Because it is a knowledge unit, it can be taken by staff who do not actually carry out internal quality assurance activities themselves e.g. managers or aspiring IQAs.

The course leads to the award of the unit, Internally Assure the Quality of Assessment, one of the units that make up the level 4 Award/Certificate in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment.