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Data on learner participation in the Learn Welsh programme for August 2017 to July 2018.

Main points

  • In 2017/18 there were 12,680 unique learners taking part in the Learn Welsh programme.
  • These learners took part in 13,740 programmes and 19,490 learning activities.
  • 31% of all programmes were at an intermediate or above level.
  • Opportunities to learn are offered at different levels of intensity; 12% of these opportunities delivered more than 110 hours of learning.

This is the first data published on behalf of the National Centre for Learning Welsh and is not comparable to data previously published. 


The Learn Welsh programme provides opportunities for post-16 learners to develop their Welsh language skills. It is designed and coordinated by the National Centre for Learning Welsh on behalf of the Welsh Government since the Centre became operational in 2016. The programme is delivered by a network of providers contracted by the Centre.

The Centre has also established new data arrangements. Information regarding learners, programmes and intensity of learning are gathered via these arrangements.

The type of data which is now collected is different to that which was collected for the sector in the past. The method of collecting data is also different. One central data bank collects the same information from all learners as they register to participate. It is not possible, therefore, to make accurate comparisons with previously published data.

“Cymraeg 2050: A million Welsh speakers” aims to develop post-compulsory education provision. It will support everyone, whatever their command of the language, to develop Welsh language skills for use socially and in the workplace. The Learn Welsh programme contributes to this aim.

Data for the 2018/19 academic year and beyond will be published directly by the Centre from 2020.

Details of all statistical publications regarding the Learn Welsh programme are available from the Learn Welsh website


Datasets and interactive tools

Learn Welsh learner data, August 2017 to July 2018 , file type: ODS, file size: 20 KB

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