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Review of the activities of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol – Final Report

In August 2016 the Cabinet Secretary for Education established a task and finish group to review the future role of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.

The activities of the group would respond to a commitment within Taking Wales Forward, the Welsh Government’s programme for the next 5 years to explore the potential expansion of the remit of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol to include further education.

As part of its terms of reference the task and finish group were required to consider the following:

  • Whether the current model and structure for the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol is appropriate and fit for the purpose to promote and develop Welsh-medium HE provision from 2017 onwards. If not, define the future role, activity and structure of the Coleg (or alternative entity), with full consideration of value for money and sustainability.
  • The future options for funding the Coleg.
  • The sustainability of the working relationship between the Coleg and Welsh HE institutions.
  • Whether the Coleg’s remit should extend to the post-16 sector (further education and work based learning, and if so, provide potential options on how to take this forward.
  • The role of the Coleg in response to the recommendations of the Diamond review and other recent policy developments.

The final report of the group is published today and a formal response to the recommendations will be made in due course.