Embracing Welsh

Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales celebrates the Welsh language and actively supports and promotes the use of Welsh in day-to-day living.

From our organizational name, to our active offer, we encourage Welsh in all areas of what we do and embrace it, and respond to language need as an integral element of planning and delivering learning.

Welsh Standards
The Welsh Language (Wales) Measure established official status for the Welsh language in Wales in 2011, with a framework for organizations to have a legal duty to deliver standards of conduct on the Welsh Language.

Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales is named in the Welsh Language Standards (No.6) Regulations 2017.  This means that we don’t treat the Welsh language less favourably than the English language, and promote and facilitate the use of the Welsh language making it easier for people to use day-to-day.

Our final Compliance Notice from the Welsh Language Commissioner includes the Standards we are to adopt from the 1st April 2018 onwards in the following areas:

Using Welsh to Communicate - through correspondence, phone calls, meetings and public events, procurement and corporate identity
Setting Policies with Due Regard to the Welsh Language - assessing impact on the Welsh language in all policy-related decisions
Promoting and facilitating the use of Welsh internally
Keeping Records - in areas such as staff Welsh language skills, complaints relating to the Welsh language, as well as training and recruitment areas where the language is integrated

Our first Welsh Language Standards Annual Monitoring Report covers the period from 1st April 2018 to the 31st July 2018. Copies can also be viewed in each of our offices.

Our Welsh Language Implementation Plan explains how we intend to comply with the Standards.


Anyone wishing to make a complaint may do so directly with the Welsh Language Commissioner in line with its Enforcement Policy and/or to Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales, either directly to the department in question or to the Senior Officer for Bilingualism under our Complaints Procedure.

Our first Annual Report capturing our compliance records will be submitted to the Welsh Language Commissioner by 31.01.2019 and will be available here.

Further Information
We will develop and publish a Welsh Language Action Plan in response to the final compliance notice which will be made available on this page.
Read our Strategic Plan for details on how we will deliver our goals.

And for further information on the Welsh Language Standards email the Senior Officer Bilingualism, Clare Grist.