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Welsh First Language Entry Pathways

This page contains information related to our Welsh First Language Entry Pathways specification available in Wales.

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About this Qualification

Entry Pathway in Welsh (1st Language) will be discontinued and awarded for the last time in June 2020. Please refer to circular 089 (March 2019) for more information.

This qualification is designed to complement Essential Skills Wales. There are five units worth three credits each available, and candidates will be able to achieve an Award or Certificate at Entry 2 or Entry 3. It is recommended that Entry 1 candidates follow the Essential Skills Wales - Communication course. 

The units are listed below:

These units are internally assessed and externally moderated.

January Series

21 October Entry deadline
11 November Entry amendment deadline
12 December Sample submission deadline

June Series

21 February Entry deadline
18 March Entry amendment deadline
4 May Sample submission deadline

Samples of Work

Samples of work should include:

Samples of work should be submitted to:

Nia Morgan
Welsh Domain
245 Western Avenue


From January 2015, centres are now requested to submit their Entry Pathways candidate data via the WJEC Internal Assessment Mark Input System (IAMIS). The IAMIS window will open for you to check candidate data, input the outcome, and generate your moderation sample . Centres will NOT be receiving EP1 forms. Moderator details can be located at the top of the IAMIS, once you have clicked to generate your sample.

The Entry Pathways IAMIS user guide is available here.

Online CPD Webinars - Welsh First Language Entry Pathways

Click on the image below to gain access to our online CPD webinar recording.

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Get In Touch

Our Welsh First Language subject specialists are on hand to answer any of your queries.

Subject Officer

Llinos Lloyd
029 2026 5004
Email Llinos

Subject Associate Welsh Officer

Amanda Griffiths
029 2026 5480
Email Amanda

Subject Support Officer

Nia Morgan
029 2026 5192
Email Nia

Additional Contact Details


029 2026 5193


029 2026 5024

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