AS/A Level Welsh (First Language)

Key Details

  • Available at:
    Pwllheli, Dolgellau
  • Course type:
    Full-Time (Further Education)
  • Study Mode:
    Full-time
  • Level:
    3
  • Programme Area:
    AS/A-Level
    Languages
  • Course Length:

    1-2 years

  • 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.

Delivery

Various techniques are used to deliver the course.

Your programme will include a combination of:

  • Essential Skills qualifications and/or
  • GCSE resits and/or
  • The Welsh Baccalaureate
Welsh Baccalaureate

Welsh Baccalaureate is a valuable qualification which is often studied alongside your Level 3 full-time course.

The qualification is graded A*-E, carrying the equivalent UCAS points at Level 3, and equips you with transferable personal and business skills. It is highly regarded by universities and employers alike.

As part of the qualification, you will learn about Global Citizenship, Enterprise and Employability and take part in community engagement and work experience.

Essential Skills

This may include a combination of Application of Number, Communication, Digital Literacy and Essential Employability Skills

GCSE resits

This may include GCSE Numeracy/Maths and/or Welsh/English Language.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Oral exam
  • External assessment

Progression

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

Would you like to apply for this course?

Pwllheli
Dolgellau