The aim of Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol is to work with universities and Further Education colleges (including work-based learning) in order to provide more opportunities for students to study in the medium of Welsh and use more Welsh socially.
The Grŵp has two Branch Officers; Sara Davies and Nia Haf Lewis. Their priority is to increase the current Welsh provision and arrange a variety of activities and events, (within courses and extra-curricular) to support and encourage the use of the Welsh language socially. Both strive to increase the presence of Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol in the Grŵp and collaborate with staff and students to share ideas and good practice. The Branch Officers are the first point of contact between the Coleg Cymraeg and the Grŵp to ensure that the voice and opinions of staff and students are heard and acted upon.
Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Branch Officers Contact Details:
The Branch can also by followed on our social media pages:
- Twitter @SCGLlM
- Instagram: @cangengllm and @llysgenhadongllm
If you would like more information about the work of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol within the Grŵp, the opportunities available or to be one the Branch’s members, please feel free to contact Nia or Sara.
The background of Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol
The Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol was established in 2011. Since its establishment, the Coleg has been planning and supporting Welsh-medium Higher Education provision in universities across Wales. Following a review of the activities held by the Coleg in 2016/17 at the request of the Welsh Government, the Coleg has extended its activities to the post-16 sector, covering Further Education and Apprenticeships.
The Coleg aims to collaborate with providers to secure and develop more Welsh-medium and bilingual study opportunities for learners, students and trainees in Wales.
More information about the Coleg can be found on our website - http://www.colegcymraeg.ac.uk/...
What is a Branch?
The branches are an essential part of Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol work as well as Welsh medium developments in the universities and colleges of further education. The aim of the branches is to support the work of the Coleg and act as a local point of contact for students and staff. In September 2020, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Branch was established. The aim of the Branch is to support the work of the Coleg Cymraeg and act as a local point of contact for students and staff. The Branch is a combination of four sub committees; Coleg Menai, Coleg Meirion - Dwyfor, Coleg Llandrillo and Business@ sub committees. Members vary in their linguistic Welsh language ability and positions; be a Assistant Principal, Program Area Manager, Lecturer, Support Officer and so on, but it is these differences that create the real picture of the language situation and the needs in each College. The sub-committees meet twice a term to discuss what is needed to increase Welsh provision; be it learner support, staff provision, sharing resources, sharing good practice, discussing concerns or challenges. By working together we can take action to address these challenges whilst supporting and promoting effective use of the Welsh language.
Further Education and Apprenticeship Ambassadors
The Coleg has a Further Education and Apprenticeship Ambassadors scheme. The aim of the scheme is to secure a network of ambassadors across Welsh further education institutions to promote the opportunities available to use Welsh in their college and study bilingually. Further Education Colleges are entitled to up to three ambassadors but at least one of the ambassadors is required to study in the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol's priority areas of Health and Care, Childcare or Public Services. There is also a specific scheme for the ambassadors in the apprenticeship sector.
These are Grŵp Llandrillo Menai's first Further Education Ambassadors. They support the Branch Officers work and encourage their peers to study and socialize in Welsh, whatever their linguistic ability. To find out more about our Ambassadors or if you would like to apply to be part of this national scheme in the future, visit our social media pages.
Welsh Government Target - A Million Welsh speakers by 2050
Remember that the Welsh language is the language of ALL learners. The
Branch Officers work by following the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Skills
Development Model to ensure that everyone in Grŵp Llandrillo Menai has
the opportunity to develop their Welsh language skills. Where are you on