Competitive Welsh Language Support Grant

Timeline for the competitive Welsh Language Support Grant

Please Note: The deadline for the Welsh Language Support Grant has now been extended to Friday 7 May 2021

Please note that while we encourage applicants to consider whether they are able to complete all of the activities applied for within financial year 21/22, we will consider applications for medium and longer-term programmes of work that may involve incremental developments that go beyond a one-year cycle. If you would like to discuss this with us further please contact us at

Claim Periods(s) – 

Qualifications Wales will agree claim windows based on the timeline received from the awarding body during the application process.  Claimants will be encouraged to submit claims throughout the financial year.  

Our overarching priority for the competitive Welsh Language Support Grant is to support qualifications designed: 

  • for use by learners aged 14-19 on full-time funded programmes of learning and/or 
  • to be used on publicly funded apprenticeships. 

We anticipate using in the majority of our available funding for qualifications that fall within this Overarching Priority, however, applications are welcome for qualifications that do not fall within this priority. 

In our view it is better for qualifications to be made available for learners in both Welsh and English from the point of first teaching.  Within the Overarching Priority, we will therefore further prioritise applications in the following order: 

  • Category 1: New qualifications which have been designed for first teaching (these may or may not replace existing qualifications). 
  • Category 2: Qualifications which are being updated. 
  • Category 3: Qualifications which have been recently updated or reviewed and have (or for which the awarding body will be applying for) an operational end date beyond August 2023.  
  • Category 4: Older qualifications and/or qualifications with a limited lifespan remaining.  

To note: Where an awarding body wishes to apply for funding for qualifications which sit in more than one category above, we require a separate application form for each category. We also require a separate application for qualifications which are outside of our Overarching Priority.  

If you have any questions on the grant application process, please contact


Letter to all Responsible Officers regarding the Welsh Language Support Grant 

Welsh Language Support Grant:
General and Vocational Qualifications Financial Year 2021-22 Application Pack 

Application for Welsh Language Support: General and Vocational Qualifications 2021-22

Welsh Language Support 2022_Supplementary Information