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Since increasing Welsh-medium early years childcare provision is essential to our aim of achieving a million speakers, we need to ensure a coordinated plan to develop this important workforce.

Cymraeg 2050: A million Welsh speakers
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*Please note, these courses are on hold.You can continue to practise and improve your Welsh at home, by accessing over 1,500 free digital learning resources here. Resources have been tailored for different learning levels. Find out about other ways to practise your Welsh.*


Camau is a specific Learn Welsh scheme for Early Years Education and Childcare Workforce.

The scheme includes:

  • 5 courses: Entry, Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced and Entry for the Play sector

  • 4 learning model offering 20 hours of flexible training;
    • Model 1 Evening/Saturday Morning sessions (3 hours x 7 sessions)
    • Model 2 Modelling language patterns in the work setting (3 hours x 7 sessions)
    • Model 3 Release of practitioners for 2 hours at a time (2 hours x 10 sessions)
    • Model 4 Block Course (3 days x 7 hours)
  • Online Awareness Course
  • Mentoring and Aftercare Support from Language Coordinators
  • Level verification with the Learn Welsh Level Checker
  • Delivery costs to employers releasing staff to attend training during working time (£10 per hour)