For Schools and Businesses

Careers Work Related Education and Curriculum for Wales

Careers Work Related Education (CWRE) is now a mandatory cross cutting theme within the Curriculum for Wales framework for learners between 3 to 16.

CWRE enables learners to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in preparation for the challenges and opportunities of further learning and the ever-evolving world of work.

To support schools design their curriculum, it is important the key elements of the framework are understood. This can be found on the following hwb page by clicking link below

Hwb - Curriculum for Wales

CSC CWRE self evaluative toolkit

This toolkit from CSC has been design to help schools to review their provision, design appropriately and assess the quality of Careers Work Related Education across the school.

The toolkit can be accessed on the CSC website on the link below or download the a copy of spreadsheet here

self evaluative toolkit

Careers Wales CWRE toolkit

This toolkit is a resource to support schools realise and embed CWRE in their schools and settings. The toolkit can be access on the link below or you can down a copy of the toolkit and toolbox here

CWRE toolkit

Reaching Wider

Reaching Wider is a partnership of universities, schools and colleges working together to improve social mobility by widening access to all forms of higher education. Click on the link below to download the PDF

Reaching Wider Brochure

Cardiff Capital Region Skills Partnership

Here you will be able to find the most recent data relating to the economy, education, skills, training and the workforce for Cardiff Capital Region, as well as dynamic reports detailing this data at the regional and individual local authority level. This may help you when planning and designing your curriculum

Data Observatory

Agored Cymru

Here you will find different options for qualifications to support different learning pathways which may aid your curriculum planning and design.

Work Related Education

Royal Academy of Engineering

The Welsh Valleys Engineering Project (WVEP) is an engineering education programme, established by the Royal Academy of Engineering that delivers STEM education support for students and teachers, and provides opportunities and career guidance beyond the classroom.

Welsh Valleys Engineering Project


Video Library

This information sheet will give you links to a range of videos on different employment sector that may help you to have a better understanding of that area of work or the pathway you need to take.

BETP Video Links