The Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 established a legal
framework to impose a statutory duty on public bodies in Wales to
comply with the new Welsh Language Standards.
The Welsh Language Standards are a set of legally binding
requirements that aim to improve the bilingual services that
individuals can expect to receive from public bodies and
organisations including the Royal Welsh College of Music &
The Standards establish what the College’s responsibilities are
in providing these services, ensuring that the Welsh language is
not treated any less favourably than the English language. The
Standards for the College came into force on 1 April 2018, however
the College has until April 2019 to meet standards relating to a
fully bilingual website.
Please find below a link to our Welsh Language Standards
Implementation Policy which notes how we intend to comply with the
Standards from 1 April 2018.
Language Standards Implementation Policy
The Welsh Language Commissioner has included four standard
themes in our final Compliance Notice and they are listed
||Who It Applies To
|Service Delivery Standards
||Students, applicants and members of the public in order to
promote or facilitate the use of the Welsh language, and ensure
that they are not treated less favourably.
||RWCMD Staff – addressing how we work on a day to day
|Policy Making Standards
||RWCMD Staff – consider what effect policy decisions have on the
ability of a person to use the Welsh language.
|Record Keeping Standards
||RWCMD Staff – involves keeping records of some standards e.g.
how many staff speak Welsh and the number of complaints received
regarding non-compliance with the standards.
copy of the Welsh Language Standards issued to the College.
The Welsh Language Standards requires the College to produce an
annual report in relation to each financial year, which deals with
the way it has complied during each reporting period. These can be