Welsh Language Training Framework Agreement

Welsh Language Training Framework Agreement

The National Centre for Learning Welsh has established a Welsh Language Training Framework for organisations wishing to purchase Welsh language training. These organisations may include:

  • Welsh Government
  • Health and Social Care
  • Local Authorities
  • Public Sector
  • Third Sector
  • Emergency Services
  • Further and Higher Education
  • Welsh Government sponsored bodies
  • Private Sector (SME)

 The programme of courses available through the Framework:

  • Beginner level course
  • Foundation level course
  • Intermediate level course
  • Advanced level course
  • Proficiency level course
  • One-to-one tutor
  • Combined learning (partly in class and partly online)
  • Three or five-day residential courses
  • Online Courses
  • Training about the Welsh language

Employer’s responsibility

  • There will be cost implications for employers holding courses on this Framework;
  • The employer will be responsible for completing the ‘further competition’ process to find a training provider;
  • The employer will be responsible for identifying course needs in relation to level, hours, timetable, learning and development needs. Assistance is available from the National Centre for Learning Welsh;
  • The employer will be responsible for identifying information regarding organisational structure, customers, management and operational structure, culture and posts, etc.

Providers on the Welsh Language Training Framework Agreement

The following providers were selected following an open competitive process through Sell to Wales in April 2017. It is the training provider’s responsibility to offer a comprehensive service, high quality teaching standard with qualified tutors. The provider will be expected to carry out an initial learner assessment, ensuring reasonable variation where learners have additional needs.

Period

The period of the Framework Agreement is three years, with the possibility of a two-year extension.

Further Competition

Employers will be responsible for commissioning the Welsh language training, through the ‘further competition’ process.  The National Centre for Learning Welsh can supply a template.

In following the further competition process, employers are expected to require providers to provide costs for the course/courses requested, including location costs, course management and administration costs, employing tutors, and learning resources.  

List of providers

Provider

Organisation

Contact

E-mail contact

Tel. No.

North Wales Region (Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Flint, Denbigh, Wrexham)

Learn Welsh North West

Bangor University

Ifor Gruffydd

i.gruffydd@bangor.ac.uk

01248 382929

Learn Welsh North East

Coleg Cambria

Manon Williams

manon.williams@cambria.ac.uk

01978 267927

Mid-Wales Region (Powys, Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Bridgend

Learn Welsh Ceredigion, Powys, Carmarthenshire

Aberystwyth University

Sion Meredith

stm@aber.ac.uk

01970 628599

Learn Welsh Swansea Bay Area

Academi Hywel Teifi - Swansea University

Iestyn Llwyd

i.llwyd@abertawe.ac.uk

01792 604308

Learn Welsh Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire Council

Mairwen Jones

mairwenjones@sky.com

01348 875494

Learn Welsh Carmarthenshire

Carmarthenshire Council

Sian Merlys

smerlys@sirgar.gov.uk

01267 246861

Ymgynghoriaith

Ymgynghoriaith

Dr Rachel Heath Davies

rachel@ymgynghoriaith.cymru

029 2236 2106

South Wales Region (Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport, Monmouthshire, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Caerphilly

Learn Welsh Glamorgan

South Wales University

Annalie Price

annalie.price@decymru.ac.uk

01443 483600

Learn Welsh the Vale

Vale of Glamorgan Council

Mared Furnham

mnfurnham@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

01446 733762

Learn Welsh Cardiff

Cardiff University

Lowri Bunford-Jones

Bunford-JonesL1@cardiff.ac.uk

029 20879226

Learn Welsh Gwent

Coleg Gwent

Geraint Wilson Price

geraint.wilsonprice@coleggwent.ac.uk

01495 333710

Learn Welsh Swansea Bay Area

Academi Hywel Teifi - Swansea University

Iestyn Llwyd

i.llwyd@abertawe.ac.uk

01792 604308

Ymgynghoriaith

Ymgynghoriaith

Dr Rachel Heath Davies

rachel@ymgynghoriaith.cymru

029 2236 2106

Other

Nant Gwrtheyrn

Nant Gwrtheyrn

Mair Saunders

mair@nantgwrtheyrn.org

01758 750908

IAITH: the language planning centre

IAITH: the language planning centre

Siwan Tomos

siwan.tomos@iaith.eu

01745 222052