Welsh for adults

Page updated on: 01/05/2019

Do you need to learn Welsh and gain a qualification? Are you over 16? Are you bringing up young children and want to learn Welsh to give them the best possible grounding before they start school? Are you working in an organisation where the ability to speak Welsh would help your career prospects and enable you to give better customer service? Then, look no further...

We run a variety of once-a-week courses throughout Carmarthenshire including specific courses for the family, workplace and socialising. These courses are delivered for the National Centre for Learning Welsh.

The fee for a mainstream course is £60. There are extra costs for materials i.e. a course book and practice book which cost £17.45. All learners undertaking the courses are expected to pay the relevant fee before the start of the course and enrolment will not be considered final until payment has been made. There is a concessionary fee of £30 for full time students and pensioners or if you receive any of the following benefits:

  • Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independent Payment, Housing Benefit, Working Tax Credit, Employment & Support Allowance, Council Tax Reduction

You must send proof that you are eligible as you enrol (e.g. a copy of a letter from the Department for Work and Pensions).

If you are not in receipt of the above benefits but cannot afford the course there is a bursary available to help you to pay for your course fees. This is means tested and you will need to provide us with details of your household income but it could mean that some or all of your fees will be paid.  Please contact us to discuss.

You may also be eligible for assistance with paying for course materials from the Financial Contingency Fund, which includes resources, childcare and travel.

Term Start Half Term End
Autumn 2017 25th September 30th October - 3rd November 8th December
Spring 2018 8th January 19th February - 23rd February 23rd March
Summer 2018 16th April 28th May - 1st June 2nd July

For a list of examination dates, visit the WJEC website.

You can register online using the National Centre for Learning Welsh website.  You may also call into Llandeilo Community Education Centre (Monday to Wednesday) or Carmarthen Community Education Centre to enrol and pay in person. You can also purchase and collect your coursebooks at the centres.

 NB: We aim to deliver all courses as advertised. However, courses may be cancelled, or changed, if enrolments are too low or in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Once you enrol, refunds will not normally be given to learners who do not continue with their studies. Refunds are at our discretion and where granted will be pro-rata to the number of sessions attended.

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