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Welsh-medium education


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A policy priority for the Welsh Assembly working through a number of public bodies, including Estyn, the education services provider WJEC, and in particular the Welsh Language Board, which has responsibility for the promotion and development of Welsh‐medium education. The Board's Education and Training Department reviews local authority policies, approves and monitors the implementation of their Welsh Language Schemes, and maintains a strategic overview of Welsh‐medium education and training. The Board allocates grants to local authorities on an annual basis to support the teaching of Welsh. In the post‐16 sector the Assembly Bilingual Learning Unit aims to promote bilingualism and Welsh‐medium education and training in colleges of further education and workplace training providers, and there is an ambitious target for Welsh‐medium delivery in higher education institutions.

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