Learning Welsh in the capital
1 August 2016
The School of Welsh has been invited by the National Centre for Learning Welsh to deliver Welsh for Adults courses on its behalf in Cardiff.
The School will be responsible for delivering a range of courses all over Cardiff for the Centre, a new national planning body responsible for all aspects of the Welsh for Adults education programme.
The University is among 11 providers invited to deliver courses across Wales on the Centre’s behalf. The new structure, which comes into force on 1 August 2016, builds on the important work undertaken previously by the six Welsh for Adults Centres.
Efa Gruffudd Jones, Chief Executive of the National Centre for Learning Welsh, said: “This is the first time for a national planning body to take responsibility for the Welsh for Adults sector and our aim is clear - to deliver an inclusive service that welcomes and supports learners and new speakers of Welsh.
“I’m looking forward very much to working with committed providers and tutors across Wales as we coordinate provision, introduce new resources and provide a central point of contact for all information about learning Welsh.”
Professor Sioned Davies, Head of the School of Welsh at Cardiff University said: “The School of Welsh at Cardiff University has significant experience of the Welsh for Adults sector as well as a thorough understanding of learners’ needs in the capital; we are looking forward to working closely with the Centre.”
An informal event to launch the National Centre for Learning Welsh was held on Saturday, 30 July at the Maes ‘D’ Learners’ Pavilion at the Monmouthshire and District National Eisteddfod.