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Agenda and minutes

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Introductions, apologies and substitutions


The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.  Apologies were received from David Rees, Lynne Neagle and Bethan Jenkins.  There were no substitutes.

(09.30 - 10.30)


Qualifications Wales Bill - Evidence session 4

Universities Wales and ColegauCymru

CYPE(4)-02-15 – Paper 1
CYPE(4)-02-15 – Paper 2


Professor John Grattan, Chair of the Universities Wales Learning and Teaching Advisory Group, and Pro Vice Chancellor of Aberystwyth University

Amanda Wilkinson, Director - Universities Wales

Greg Walker, Chief Executive – ColegauCymru

Jim Bennett, Principal – Coleg Gwent

Supporting documents:


The Committee heard evidence from Universities Wales and ColegauCymru.


ColegauCymru agreed to provide a note on relative fee levels experienced in comparison to Northern Ireland and Scotland

(10.30 - 12.00)


Qualifications Wales Bill - Evidence session 5

Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (CCEA), Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations (OCR) and Edexcel (Pearson)

CYPE(4)-02-15 – Paper 3

CYPE(4)-02-15 – Paper 4

CYPE(4)-02-15 – Paper 5


Justin Edwards, Chief Executive – CCEA

Anne-Marie Duffy, Director of Qualifications - CCEA

Paul McGlade, National Manager Ireland and Wales – OCR

Derek Richardson, Director - Qualifications Development & Assessment for Pearson Qualification Services – Edexcel

Supporting documents:


The Committee heard evidence from CCEA, OCR and Edexcel.



Papers to note


The papers were noted.


Letter from Professor Dame Sue Bailey - CAMHS in Wales

CYPE(4)-02-15 – Paper to note 6

Supporting documents:


Letter from the Chair of the Petitions Committee - P-04-559 Secondary School Awareness of Self-Harm

CYPE(4)-02-15 – Paper to note 7

Supporting documents:



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