Supported by the National Centre for Learning Welsh, ColegauCymru co-ordinates the Cymraeg Gwaith project for the Further Education sector in collaboration with the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.
As the new academic year approaches, it is an opportunity to look at the projects taking place at the colleges this year. One of these, now in its fifth cycle, is the Work Welsh Further Education Scheme.
Since the pilot year in 2017, the scheme has consistently reached its goal of providing staff in further education colleges with the opportunity to improve their Welsh and bilingual skills, with an emphasis on academic staff.
Starting with 185 learners during our pilot, this year the sector has an ambitious target of offering 400 staff the opportunity to learn Welsh through the scheme.
A new way of learning
This year, further education and work based learning (WBL) staff at the college have the opportunity to take advantage of a new way of learning, by using the Work Welsh self-study course. This course, now available at both Entry and Foundation level, is an opportunity for learners to learn flexibly, without having to adhere to the workplace timetable.
Learners continue year on year
The hard work of all Work Welsh tutors based at the 11 participating colleges must be acknowledged. The fact that so many learners choose to continue the scheme year on year, advancing through the levels is testament to their work.
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 your college.
For general information on the project, contact Nia Brodrick: Nia.Brodrick@colegaucymru.ac.uk