Essential Skills updates

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19th October 2016

Assessment update for Essential Employability Skills (EES)

The Asset Management Group responsible for the Essential Skills Wales qualifications have issued a statement regarding the assessments for the Essential Employability Skills Wales qualification which is available to download here:

Changes to Essential Employability Skills (EES) Essential Skills Wales qualifications 

The current controlled tasks for Essential Employability Skills have been removed from the qualifications page and replacement tasks will be uploaded once these have been agreed with Qualifications Wales.

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