ColegauCymru submits Taith Pathway 2 funding application for research project into vocational qualification reform and implementation of CTER Act


ColegauCymru has submitted an application for Pathway 2 funding to Wales’ new international learning exchange programme, Taith.

Taith Pathway 2 aims to build partnership and strategic collaboration through international collaborative projects and develop quality outputs addressing educational challenges and opportunities across Wales and internationally.  

Our project bid ColegauCymru Research Project into Vocational Qualification Reform and the Implementation of CTER, aims to support the current review of vocational qualifications currently being undertaken as part of the Welsh Government Co-operation Agreement with Plaid Cymru. The bid also looks to prioritise ongoing discussions around the implementation of the Commission for Tertiary Education and Research (CTER). 

If successful, the research project will look at whether the establishment of CTER has the potential to promote the development of a National VET Strategy for Wales, and what we can learn from other countries about how to ensure the seamless integration of governance, funding, and oversight of post compulsory education in Wales under the Commission. It will also aims to consider how different models work in practice to ensure the portability of our own qualifications. 

Planned project activities include a mobility to Scotland and Finland, three regional workshops and a conference in Wales, with international partners and other stakeholders in the VET sector in Wales. 

The deadline for bid submissions is 1 December 2022 with the outcome announced in February 2023. 

Further Information 

Taith is a new Welsh Government programme enabling people in Wales to study, train, volunteer and work all over the world, while allowing organisations in Wales to invite international partners and learners to do the same here in Wales. Find out more:

Taith Pathway 2 (2022) has launched!
10 October 2022 

Jamie Adair, Policy and Public Affairs Assistant  

Sian Holleran, CollegesWales International Project Manager

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