The Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 affords the Welsh language official status in Wales. The principle of the measure is of not treating the Welsh language less favourably than English.
The Welsh Language Commissioner has published Welsh Language Standards, as set out by the Welsh Government under Section 44 of the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011. These Standards will apply to ColegauCymru from 25 January 2017.
The Standards are a set of legally binding requirements that aim to improve the bilingual service that the people of Wales can expect to receive from a number of public and statutory bodies, including ColegauCymru / CollegesWales. The Standards clearly set out what our responsibilities are in terms of providing bilingual services, ensuring the Welsh language is not treated any less favourably than the English language.
ColegauCymru / CollegesWales is required to comply with the following standards:
- Service Delivery
- Policy Making
- Record Keeping
A Compliance Notice was issued to ColegauCymru/CollegesWales on 25 July 2016 setting out which standards apply to us.
We will record how we are ensuring compliance with the Standards in our Compliance with the Welsh Language Standards document which is available below.