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Education and skills

Welsh Assembly Government

Education and skills

A new student smiling as he starts college

Education and skills in Wales is the responsibility of the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS), within the Welsh Assembly Government.

In this section of the website you will find information about our education policies and what support is available from us.

Our policies aim to raise the levels of achievement in Wales and achieve a social well being that is vital to developing a prosperous economy.  We promote a culture of lifelong learning to help improve opportunities for people at all stages of their life.


This consultation document is seeking your views on proposals to refine the Professional Standards for Higher Level Teaching Assistants.
This consultation document is seeking your views on whether the recommendations identified by the review are appropriate and should be accepted by the Welsh Assembly Government.
This consultation is seeking your views about revised draft guidance that will help school governing bodies to handle complaints.

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The new ReAct II is a programme of funding for training provided by the Welsh Assembly Government for people living in Wales who are facing redundancy.
In this section you will find details of the events being run by the Department of Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills ( DCELLS).