Our aim is to offer practical advice on good practice, staff training and resource, to enhance learners' bilingual skills and experiences.

The provision offered includes a variety of professional development opportunities for practitioners in different roles and on different levels in the post-14 education sector.

We play a supportive role as colleges implement various action plans and strategies around bilingualism in response to Government and other organisational steers. We assist the colleges’ senior managers as they consider the next stage of positive development. As a result we also offer professional training in bilingual teaching and embedding the Welsh language to the colleges’ staff. This development means that more staff will be able to offer a bilingual education to their learners.

The Welsh-medium video conference provision complements Sgiliaith’s core mission in that it combines the principle of extending curriculum provision in Welsh or bilingually through the medium of Welsh and English with innovative delivery. Video conferencing provision from Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor to external schools and colleges was launched with CIF project funding in 2006. We have staff working from Pwllheli and Dolgellau.

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Sgiliaiths' YouTube channel has useful videos (for lecturers, practitioners, managers and learners) about Welsh in the post-14 education sector, including:

Information about Sgiliaiths' courses, information about how to promote Welsh in further education institutions, and videos about the advantages of Welsh in the workplace.

Visit our YouTube channel.

Sgiliaith Courses - National Staff Development Scheme

  • Introduction to Bilingual Teaching Course
  • Assessors’ Bilingualism Toolkit
  • Tutors' Bilingualism Toolkit
  • Language Awareness in the Context of Education in Wales PGCE
  • Bilingual Teaching Methodology MA Module
  • Embedding the Welsh Language Workshop
  • Designing Bilingual Resources Workshop
  • Mentoring Programme
  • Language Awareness in the Context of Education in Wales, Work Welsh

Download our prospectus here.

Distance learning

The Welsh-medium video conferencing provision complements Sgiliaith’s core mission in that it combines the principle of extending curriculum provision in Welsh or bilingually, through the medium of Welsh and English, with innovative delivery.

Take advantage of a fantastic opportunity for you to extend your A level curriculum by offering innovative and award-winning provision in your school or college. Would you like to use the latest technology to offer subjects such as Law, Politics, Psychology or Sociology to your sixth form students? We use a video link with flexible options such as Chrome Box or Skype in order to ensure that the technology is suited to your needs.

Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor and Sgiliaith are very glad to have been chosen as winners of the Jisc sponsored Association of Colleges’ Beacon Award for the Effective Use of Technology in FE for our Welsh-medium and Bilingual A Level Teaching and Learning Platform during 2013-14. This is a UK-wide recognised award where the effective use of technology has had a significant impact on learning and has resulted in a more efficient implementation of the curriculum through innovative approaches to teaching.

The Offer
The provision is offered at a price of £738.32 per student based on 10 to 12 students in a group with a multi-link option (up to three schools or colleges with five annual visits).

We also offer access to Moodle and Google Classroom, presence at parents’ evenings, contribution to the writing of school reports, and support with UCAS applications.

  • A/AS Level Psychology
  • A/AS Level Law
  • A/AS Level Sociology
  • A/AS Level Politics
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You can find some useful resources here.

Contact details:

Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, Penrallt, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 5EB
01758 7046