The Welsh Language Commissioner has given
a notice to 25 colleges, universities and education organisations in Wales
which notes which Welsh language standards they will be expected to comply with
and by when.
In giving the compliance notices to
organisations, the Welsh Language Commissioner, Meri Huws, said:
"Placing standards is a significant
step forward in establishing rights for generations of students to receive
services through the medium of Welsh by their colleges and universities. The
Welsh language provision will also be more consistent across Wales and it will
be more clear to people what Welsh language services will be available."
Welsh language standards regulations were
drafted by the Welsh Government and passed by the National Assembly on 31
The Commissioner consulted with the organisations
concerned on draft compliance notices between 9 June and 4 August 2017. They
will be expected to start to comply with the
standards from 1 April 2018. Their statutory Welsh language schemes, approved
under the Welsh Language Act 1993, will be replaced by the language standards.
78 public organisations in Wales are already
implementing Welsh language standards.