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Language Skills Certificate

What is the Language Skills Certificate? 

The Language Skills Certificate provides evidence of the level of your Welsh-language skills, and of your ability to use Welsh in the workplace.  

It is offered by all the universities in Wales, and a range of partner organisations e.g. Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board, the Welsh Government, the National Centre for Learning Welsh.    

At universities, the Certificate is available to undergraduates, postgraduates and staff.  

In order to achieve the Certificate, an oral presentation must be given and a written test must be taken.  

There is more information about the Certificate in this Handbook for Candidates. 

How do you register?

The registration period for this year is now closed. The register for 2024/25 will open in September 2024.

What sort of support is available to you?


Tutors are available at universities and partner organisations to give you support to prepare for the Certificate.  

When you have registered for the Certificate, a tutor will contact you to organise the sessions.  

Online Resources

If you want help to prepare for the oral presentation and the written test, remember that there are learning resources online. There are past papers, video presentations and test guidelines there to help you.  


If you know who the Welsh tutor at your establishment is, ask him or her for more information.  

If you are at university, another option is for you to contact the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Branch Officer