CBAC Examinations - Welsh for Adults
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These pages contain information about the qualifications and resources which the WJEC provides for the Learn Welsh sector.
The WJEC provides a suite of qualifications for adults who are learning Welsh, called Defnyddio'r Gymraeg.
The suite gives candidates an opportunity to show their ability in speaking, listening, reading and writing Welsh - at different levels. Qualifications can be gained by sitting examinations on specific days; they are open to adults who have learnt Welsh as a second language or who are currently learning.
The qualifications are for people learning in evening or daytime classes, on intensive courses or on workplace courses. You don't have to be enrolled in a class in order to sit an exam, nor to have taken the lower level exams first.
The framework in the table below shows how the qualifications relate to the National Qualifications Framework and to the ALTE/CEFR framework.
|Qualification||Level in the Framework||Framework of Reference (CEFR)|
|Mynediad / Entry||Mynediad||A1|
|Sylfaen / Foundation||1||A2|
|Canolradd / Intermediate||2||B1|
|Uwch / Advanced||3||B2|
How to register?
2020 Exams - you can register to sit the Welsh 2020 exams by contacting your course provider.
The deadline for January 2020 Entry Level exams is 6 December 2019, and the deadline for Summer exams is 21 February 2020.
Private candidates can still register for an exam but will incur a fee. For more information please contact your course provider.
What is the cost?
Past papers and key documents
To find past papers, booklets for candidates and specifications for tutors, click on the relevant level.
To find the Examinations Bulletin (documents containing marking schemes, examiners' reports and examples of candidates' work over recent years) click on 'Show all documents'.
Related documents - levels
For more information on one of the learning levels, click below.