Welsh Language Standards

The Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 affords the Welsh language official status in Wales. This means it must be treated no less favourably than the English language.

The Welsh Language Commissioner has published Welsh Language Standards, as set out by the Welsh Government under Section 44 of the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011. These Standards will apply to ColegauCymru /CollegesWales from 25 January 2017.

The Standards

The Standards are a set of legally binding requirements that aim to improve the bilingual service that the people of Wales can expect to receive from a number of public and statutory bodies, including ColegauCymru / CollegesWales. The Standards clearly set out what our responsibilities are in terms of providing bilingual services, ensuring the Welsh language is not treated any less favourably than the English language.

ColegauCymru / CollegesWales is required to comply with the following standards:

  • Service Delivery
  • Policy Making
  • Operational
  • Record Keeping

Compliance notice

A compliance notice was issued to ColegauCymru /CollegesWales on 25 July 2016 setting out which standards apply to us. The full Compliance Notice is available below.

Compliance notice

Ensuring compliance

We will record how we are ensuring compliance with the Standards in our Compliance with the Welsh Language Standards document which is available below.

We will also produce an annual report in relation to each financial year.

Ensuring compliance

Monitoring Reports

Report 1 April 2017 – 31 March 2018

Report 25 January 2017 – 31 March 2017

Language Scheme

Here is ColegauCymru's Welsh language scheme.

Welsh Language Scheme


For any feedback on ColegauCymru / CollegesWales use of Welsh, please contact hello@collegeswales.ac.uk