AS/A Level Welsh (First Language)

Key Details

  • Available at
    Dolgellau, Pwllheli
  • Level
  • Study Mode
  • Programme Area
    AS/A-Level, Languages
  • Course Length

    1-2 years

  • Course Type
    Full-Time (Further Education)
  • Bilingual

    This programme is available bilingually at the following campus(es):

    • Dolgellau
    • Pwllheli

Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop/chromebook to enable coursework to be completed digitally at home. There is a dedicated IT Digital Inclusion fund to support those learners who do not have a digital device and are unable to purchase one.

Course Description

Are you interested in developing your language skills? An A level in Welsh First Language will enable you to explore the subject in great detail through the study of literature, film and culture.

An A level in Welsh First Language not only equips you for specific careers including teaching and translation but is valued by many local employers in the public and private sectors.

Entry Criteria

In order to qualify for this course, you will need the following:

  • 6 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English or Welsh 1st Language
  • GCSE Welsh 1st Language grade B and GCSE Welsh Literature grade B

As part of the application process, you will be asked to attend an interview to give you the opportunity to discuss the course.

Progression to A Level is based on your performance at AS Level.


Various techniques are used to deliver the course.


  • Coursework
  • Oral exam
  • External assessment


Higher Education and careers in Education, Translation, the Media and Administration

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