This article explores the reasons for the low number of learners studying through the medium of Welsh and bilingually in the Further Education sector, focusing on vocational learners. It suggests recommendations to improve the situation in the context of the Welsh Government’s target of a million Welsh speakers by 2050. The research is based on semi- structured interviews with staff in schools and Further Education colleges, and on focus groups with Year 11 pupils, in four areas across Wales. The study found that economic, cultural and educational factors influence learners’ choices. The article proposes a language awareness programme as a means of expanding the discourse of Welsh as an instrument of employability and the discourse of the advantages of bilingualism to encompass social advantages.
Cyflogadwyedd, cyfrifoldeb,cael digon o’r Gymraeg? Dewisiadau ieithyddol dy...
Cyflogadwyedd, cyfrifoldeb,cael digon o’r Gymraeg? Dewisiadau ieithyddol dysgwyr Addysg Bellach (Employability...
Resource to Support Post-16 Education
The resource includes planning resources pertaining implementing the Welsh Medium Further Education and Apprenticeship Action Plan. The resources will help you plan based on the themes below: Strategic Planning Learners Staff Provision Teaching Resources Qualifications Employers Sgiliaith Resources You will also have access to a calendar, discussion forums and a messaging system. The material resides on the Coleg Cymraeg's Blackboard site, and so you will need to create a Blackboard account to view the resources (see below for link). Please find a video detailing how to use the resource below.
Personality Quiz - the Buzz Quiz
Resource by Careers Wales for learners aged 11-19 to find out your personality type and what jobs might suit you.
E-badges Guidance (Rewarding Welsh Skills)
Guidance: Using E-Badges as a method of recognising and rewarding Welsh language skills development. This guidance document was prepared by Pembrokeshire College and gives an insight into how they developed a badge award scheme to recognize the progression and development of learners' Welsh language skills. If you are interested in replicating this scheme at your college, an electronic copy of the resources (Moodle compatible) is available on request filling in the form below.
These short courses are for apprentices who are keen to develop their confidence to use their Welsh in the workplace. They enable the apprentices to complete a part of their course through the medium of Welsh. There are four different levels: Awareness, Understanding, Confidence and Fluency and there is a quiz to determine which level is suitable for you.
Caring In Welsh App
This app was created for Swansea University and the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol to help students gain confidence in using Welsh in the workplace or while studying. The glossary is divided into 21 sections including Osteopathy, Midwifery and Clinical Technology. Users can choose to hide or display the English text on the pages as their Welsh improves. The app was designed, developed and recorded by Galactig. The app is voiced by presenter Nia Parry.