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WJEC awarded quality mark in relation to Learn Welsh exams

WJEC, the national awarding body, has been awarded a quality mark by ALTE (the Association of Language Testers in Europe), in relation to Learn Welsh exams.

The award follows a thorough audit, which the WJEC must pass every five years in order to continue as an ALTE member.

Learn Welsh exams join 25 different European languages on the ALTE framework, while the Universities of Cambridge and Salamanca and the Goethe-Institute cultural association are among 35 prominent establishments which are also part of ALTE.

Emyr Davies, WJEC's Welsh for Adults Examination Officer said: ''Achieving the requirements set by ALTE shows that the quality of our exams are on a par with exams in other languages across Europe.  It is also a testament to the hard work of examiners, tutors and candidates who choose to undertake the tests.’’

Helen Prosser, Director of Teaching and Learning at the National Centre for Learning Welsh added: ‘‘I would like to congratulate the WJEC on achieving ALTE's quality mark following a thorough audit.  We look forward to working with the WJEC team as they continue to administer and provide exams on behalf of the Learn Welsh sector across Wales.’’

Further information about Learn Welsh exams can be found on the WJEC's website and details about ALTE's activities can be found here.  The WJEC's work in this sector is sponsored by the Welsh Government in association with Qualifications Wales.