Phase 2 Sector Reviews

Sector reviews form the backbone of our work with vocational qualifications, allowing us to focus on qualifications within particular employment sectors. The sector reviews completed so far have highlighted some cross-cutting themes, and these will be used as a focus for the phase 2 sector reviews.

Phase 2 sector reviews are shorter reviews (taking approximately 9-12 months) that are focussed on:

  • assessing the current, and likely future, availability of qualifications for use on full-time post-16 FE courses, sixth form schools and apprenticeships in key sector areas; and  
  • identifying the need for, and maximise the availability of, Welsh medium vocational qualifications. 

Proposed Timeline of sectors 

Sector Areas 

Provisional Starting Date of Review 

Sport and Public Services

Sept 2020

Agriculture, Horticulture & Animal Care   

May 2021 

Business, Admin & Retail (Law and Accountancy) 

Dec 2021 

Art, Creative & Media                           

Dec 2022 

Hair & Beauty                                      

June 2023