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Work Welsh Further Education/Higher Education

Work Welsh in Further Education

Following the success of the Further Education Work Welsh pilot project, the project has been funded once again for the 2018-19 financial year. ColegauCymru will be coordinating the Work Welsh project for the Further Education sector with funding from the National Centre for Learning Welsh.

The aim of the project is to develop the Welsh skills of lecturers in Further Education Colleges. Our aim is to work with a minimum of 210 lecturers in further education across Wales with every individual completing 120 hours of Welsh. For the purpose of this project and in order to achieve our larger objective of increasing Welsh medium provision in the sector, we are asking that 80% of those following the project in the Colleges are academic staff therefore lecturers or assessors.

This project is appropriate for every level, with classes and language tutors available to assist those who are new learners, lacking confidence or fluent to use more Welsh in the workplace. Although the overall aim is the same, the project will vary between Colleges as the nature of the project allows Colleges to adapt it to suit their individual and specific needs.

Further Information
If you work in a Further Education College in Wales, take advantage of the opportunity to be part of this project by contacting the Human Resources department or the Bilingual Champion at the College.

For general information or for more information on the project contact Nia Brodrick, project coordinator working on behalf of ColegauCymru on: or contact the office on 02920 522500


Work Welsh in Higher Education

Sponsored by the National Centre for Learning Welsh, this scheme is co-ordinated by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, and it forms part of the wider Welsh Language Work Scheme run by the National Centre for Learning Welsh.

Language tutors have been appointed to work with a minimum of 100 HE members of staff across Wales.

The aim of the scheme is to give higher education staff the opportunity to develop their language skills in order to enable them to increase their use of Welsh at work. To gauge progress, each learner’s level of proficiency will be identified at the beginning and end of the scheme. The scheme is open, and free of charge, for staff of all levels of proficiency, whether they are starting out or more experienced learners.

This scheme is extremely flexible and the learning method varies from institution to institution.

Further Information

If you are a member of staff at an university in Wales you may have already received information about the scheme.

If you are unsure which member of staff is responsible for its running at your university please contact Owen Thomas at the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol: / 01267 610441


Peilot Addysg Uwch ac Addysg Bellach Cymraeg Gwaith
Picture caption (above)
From left to right: Karen Davies, lecturer in Child Care at Cardiff and Vale College, Efa Gruffudd Jones, Chief Executive of the National Centre for Learning Welsh, Catherine Palmer, Lecturer in Complementary Therapies at Cardiff and Vale College, Nicola Buttle, Cardiff and Vale College Welsh Curriculum Co-ordinator and Alison Grainger, Lecturer in Child Care at Cardiff and Vale College.