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Welsh Language Tool

PACEY Cymru alongside Cwlwm partners is supporting the National Centre for Learning Welsh with the development of a tool called EDI to enable early years and childcare professionals to establish the level of their Welsh language skills and to support opportunities for development of these.

EDI (Erfyn Diagnostig Ieithyddol) will be a Welsh language diagnostic tool.  The aim of the EDI project is to help shape and develop bespoke, appropriate Welsh Language training courses for the early years and childcare sectors.  These will be developed by the National Centre for Learning Welsh.  This is part of the ‘Work Welsh’ scheme being developed by the centre.

To support the development of this and to get a better understanding of what type of courses need to be developed Cwlwm need to know what childcare and early years professionals in Wales can already do through the medium of Welsh so that the new courses meet your needs.  To do this we need help.  The success and accuracy of the project relies on Cwlwm collecting information from as many early years and childcare professionals across Wales as we can.  We have until February 2018 to collect the information

By being involved in this project, completing the tool and taking forward any actions that arise you will be able to evidence to CSSIW and others how you are working to develop Welsh language skills within your setting and support working towards the Active Offer .

Cwlwm are looking for volunteers to help with this work

If you are willing to help with this project you’ll all be asked to complete the following once the systems in development are all live.

  • a simple introductory questionnaire, which will take 5 – 10 minutes, either in person, by phone or through Skype.
  • to register and complete two online quizzes to see how much Welsh you understand around reading and listening to Welsh
  • some individuals will also be asked to complete additional online quizzes for speaking and writing

We want to make it clear that this is not a test, but you will get a ‘result’ at the end of the quizzes which will tell you roughly what level you are at with your Welsh language skills, mapped to the current Welsh for Adults levels.  Cwlwm do get to see the results but we won’t know who each set of results belongs to.The data is anonymised by the programme.  Each person who completes the tool will be entered into a prize draw to win one of two One4all giftcards each worth £50.

If you would like to be involved in this exciting piece of work you can express an interest through email to we will then be in touch to provide further information in coming weeks.

Cwlwm have produced flyers in English and Welsh with further information on the development of the tool.

Please note by providing your information we will be sharing this with Mudiad Meithrin who are leading on this work for Cwlwm to support development of the tool.