To qualify for the Apprentice of the Year - Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol apprentices must have completed part of their apprenticeship in Welsh, reflecting the reality that the ability to communicate effectively in a Welsh speaking workplace is essential to business life in North Wales.
Y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol is leading the development of Welsh-medium and bilingual education and training in the post-compulsory sector in Wales. The College achieves this by working in partnership with universities, further education institutions and apprenticeship providers to develop Welsh-medium and bilingual education.
The Welsh Government has set the ambitious goal of creating a million Welsh speakers by the year 2050. Post-compulsory education and training will play a key role in ensuring that this target is met.
Recently, the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol has extended its responsibilities to the post-16 sector, at the heart of that, is the Welsh-medium Further Education and Apprenticeship Action Plan. Our remit includes supporting Colleges to appoint bilingual staff to education in the priority areas of Health and Care, Childcare and Public Services. As part of the work we commission and develop resources, provide promotional grants for social events and activities as well as supporting a national ambassador scheme to encourage and influence learners to continue to study elements of their courses through the Welsh language.