Employability Module: Welsh Skills & Your Career
Any student who speaks Welsh and is studying any course across all of our campuses can study these modules.
- to improve your job prospects;
- to build your confidence;
- to make the most of your strengths when preparing for the world of work;
- to develop the general skills expected of all employers;
- to maintain and develop your Welsh skills;
- to gain additional qualifications;
- to meet students on other courses across the University;
- to instruct with the online and offline learning techniques used on your main course.
A USW Scholarship worth £250 is offered to students who choose to study this module in their first, second or third year (levels 4-6). Find more information and an application form here
6 sessions across 1 semester.
The sessions will be organized around your course timetable, either online or in class.
Year 1: the module will build your confidence to use Welsh in the workplace. You will be given a variety of work-based tasks such as producing blogs and researching organisations, relevant to your degree course. The emphasis will be on oral Welsh, although you will be introduced to electronic resources in order to improve your written Welsh.
Year 2: the module will introduce you to skills that are specific to Welsh or bilingual workplaces. You will be given a variety of tasks based on work such as presenting in Welsh and translating from Welsh to English, relevant to your degree course. You will have opportunities to improve your spoken and written Welsh.
Year 3: the module will focus on key aspects of the application process for a Welsh or bilingual graduate job (Welsh/English). It will enable you to produce a bilingual CV, create an online professional profile, review interview techniques and identify organizations with a Welsh or bilingual focus.
The modules are standalone i.e. you could do the third year module without having done the first and second year modules.
A qualification offered by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol in order to prove an ability to communicate professionally through the medium of Welsh. It is widely recognized by Welsh-speaking and bilingual employers in the public sector, private sector and the third sector. You will also be able to apply for this qualification.