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Social care

19 May 2023

New free course helps social care workers learn Welsh

Glan Rhos Care Home staff speaking Welsh outside.

Social care workers in Wales can now learn Welsh for free thanks to a new online course.

Social Care Wales have created the Camau course in partnership with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and the National Centre for Learning Welsh especially for people working in social care.

It offers bitesize, flexible learning that focuses on the Welsh words and phrases workers are most likely to need when they’re communicating with the people they support.

The Mynediad module is suitable for beginners and takes around 60 hours to complete, in three sections of 20 hours.

It counts towards registered social care workers’ continuous professional development and everyone who completes it will receive a certificate.

“We’re really pleased that this new course is available to social care workers in Wales. We hope it will help more staff develop the skills and confidence to speak Welsh with the people they support.

“Using Welsh – even just a few words, can help people feel included and more at ease.”
Liz Parker, our Engagement and Development Officer

Sign-up for the course

You can find out more and sign-up for the Mynediad course on the Learn Welsh website.

There are two different courses available, as there are slight differences to the Welsh spoken in north and south Wales.

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