Welsh Language Standards

Welsh Language Standards

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 & Drama.

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.

Please find below a link to our Welsh Language and Culture Strategy.

Welsh Language and Culture Strategy


The Welsh Language Commissioner has included four standard themes in our final Compliance Notice and they are listed below.

Standard Theme 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.
Operational Standards RWCMD Staff – addressing how we work on a day to day basis.
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.

See a copy of the College’s Compliance Notice.


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 found below: