What is the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol?

What is the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol?

  • Ensure more study opportunities for Welsh medium students - in partnership with the universities
  • Train, develop and fund new Welsh medium lecturers for the future 
  • Fund undergraduate and post-graduate scholarships 
  • Support students studying course through the medium of Welsh 
  • Increase the number of students choosing to study their whole course or part of their course through the medium of Welsh 
  • Develop quality modules, courses and resources for Welsh medium students. 

The Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol works through branches located across seven universities in Wales. The aim of the branches is to support the work of the Coleg and act as a local point of contact for students.  

The choice of Welsh medium courses has expanded significantly in recent years. There are currently approximately 1,000 courses for Welsh medium students, along with over 150 undergraduate scholarships awarded to students annually.  

Lecturers

The Academic Staffing Scheme is an ambitious and exciting scheme which is an integral part of the Coleg's attempts to increase the Welsh medium choices and provision available to students. 

Thorugh the scheme, the Coleg provides grants to enable Welsh universities to employ more Welsh medium lecturers.  By 2015, over 100 new lecturers will have been appointed, in areas as diverse as Business Studies, Law, Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Agriculture and Physical Education.