Sgiliaith successfully won the above contract in September 2013. This is, initially, a six month contract.
The principal aim of the Welsh Language Commissioner, an independent body established by the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011, is to promote and facilitate use of the Welsh language. This will entail raising awareness of the official status of the Welsh language in Wales and by imposing standards on organizations. This, in turn, will lead to the establishment of rights for Welsh speakers.
Two principles will underpin the Commissioner’s work:
- In Wales, the Welsh language should be treated no less favourably than the English language
- Persons in Wales should be able to live their lives through the medium of the Welsh language if they choose to do so
In line with The Welsh Language Commissioner’s 2013-15 Strategic Plan the Commissioner is preparing ‘The Commissioner’s Work Programme whilst dealing with the Third Sector in Wales 2013-15’. The training programmes offered here are part of this Work Programme.
The content for the training programmes will have been prepared separately. Broadly, the content of the Commissioner’s standard programmes is a half day language awareness module and a half day module providing practical advice to establishments on how to prepare for delivering a bilingual service.
Create a framework for presenting the Commissioner’s training programmes to third sector establishments and small and midsized businesses contract for three target audiences:
- establishments who provide public services under contract with the public sector
- establishments who provide services in the health and care sector
- and establishments who provide services to children and young people.
Based on the three standard training programmes that are to be delivered by the Commissioner for the three target audiences, Sgiliaith will…
- present three day long training courses through the medium of Welsh or English,
- present the training courses across North Wales (Gwynedd, Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham) taking advantage of, where possible, the existing partnerships between the North Wales region County Voluntary Councils,
- administrate the complete process and manage the training courses in line with requirements,
- report on success and outputs of the training courses in line with requirements.
For further information about the above course, please contact Angharad Mai Roberts, Head of Sgiliaith.