Learning Welsh

The Council has adopted a Welsh Language Strategy, in direct response to the Welsh Language Standards

The vision is for greater opportunities for the use of the Welsh language in the workplace, with more emphasis on including specific Welsh language requirements for new posts through:   

  • supporting staff to further develop their skills in order to be able to work naturally bilingually and to encourage and support staff without Welsh language skills to learn the language over a period of time
  • adopting a recruitment policy that will enable the Council to normalise the use of the Welsh language in its daily administration and the services it provides. As a priority, it will focus on the departments that offer a front-line service to customers

We have developed a mandatory Welsh Awareness E-Learning module (external website), which provides a background to the development of the Welsh language. 

There is also an opportunity for employees with little or no Welsh Language skills to complete an online course. Please refer to Welsh Classes page.