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Each year we are increasing the opportunities and support for students coming from Welsh-medium schools across the region, to continue learning bilingually and through the medium of Welsh.

Each year we are increasing the opportunities and support for students coming from Welsh-medium schools across the region, to continue learning bilingually and through the medium of Welsh. We are growing the number of bilingual courses and modules offered as part of every course, at every CAVC campus, no matter if you’re studying a full time or part time course or an apprenticeship with us, and ensuring students on any course across the College can choose to be assessed through Welsh.

If you come from a welsh speaking school we’ll be in touch during your first month at college to make sure you’re aware of the support available. Rest assured, we offer comprehensive Welsh provision and support to all learners including sending all general correspondence bilingually; ensuring all forms, applications, prospectuses and marketing are bilingual; learners can submit their work in Welsh, complete Welsh or bilingual modules as part of their course, access subject specific terminology guides and receive support to learn bilingually; access digital support such as Cysgliad; attend formal meetings in the language of their choice; and we work with awarding bodies to provide bilingual certificates wherever possible.

You can email at any time if you have a question, or need support; our Welsh Language Officer, Welsh Curriculum Manager and Learning Coaches are always here to help.

Speak It

You’ve got it so don’t lose it! If you speak Welsh or are coming to any of our College campuses from a Welsh medium school, we encourage you to use your Welsh both in and out of lessons. There’s lots of support and you can choose to be assessed in Welsh whatever you are studying. And there are fantastic opportunities for Welsh speaking learners who study with us, such as becoming a Welsh Student Ambassador. A full list of our current Welsh Student Ambassadors can be found on our student portal.

Bilingualism is key to the workplace, not just in Wales but around the world. CAVC will support and provide you with the opportunity to develop your Welsh skills for the world of work – this will be subject specific, giving you better employment opportunities.

Learn It

Learn Welsh and benefit your career prospects whatever you’re thinking of doing in the future. Welsh can open the door to more opportunities and more money.

We are growing our bilingual provision each year across lots of subjects. This means there are more opportunities for you to study bilingually, both in class and on work experience. Where there is a recognised industry need and demand we also deliver courses purely through the medium of Welsh.

Live It

We’re Welsh and proud! Wales might be small, but it’s mighty. We embrace our Welshness in our courses and in other fun stuff throughout the year. Keep an eye out for how you can get involved!

We have Welsh speaking tutors who are committed to delivering this. For more information about Welsh medium support and study:

Enrolled learners looking for more detailed information on Welsh language opportunities and support can visit the Welsh area of the student portal.           

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol

We are proud to work in partnership with Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. Their aim is to work with FE and HE providers to ensure and develop more Welsh medium study opportunities for learners, students and apprentices in Wales. Together, we create training and study opportunities in Welsh and bilingually, and inspire learners, and apprentices across CAVC to use and develop their Welsh language skills. 

You can read more about the work of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol here.

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With the Welsh Language Standards, students have the right to the following, amongst other things: Correspondence in Welsh, submit written work in Welsh, support in Welsh. See for full details on what rights you have.