On Friday 6 July a special ceremony was held at The Diplomat Hotel, Llanelli to present certificates in the early years to 74 school pupils in a project run by Cam wrth Gam, which is a subsidiary company of Mudiad Meithrin.
More than 150 family members and friends of the successful students travelled from all over Wales to be present on this special occasion.More than 1,000 pupils have qualified since this specialist service for Welsh-medium secondary schools started in 2006.
This year eleven schools have taken part in the Cam wrth Gam project, which offers courses to pupils in secondary schools as part of the school curriculum.
The course offers a Level 2 certificate in Child Care and Education and a Lefel 2 Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development as well as a Lefel 3 Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development and a Lefel 3 Extended Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development. The courses are accredited by the CACHE awarding body.
The certificates were presented to pupils by the actor, Aled Pugh, who is best known for playing the role of Bobby in the TV series Stella and Ryan Davies in the film Ryan a Ronnie.
Amongst the guest speakers were Heather Lewis, former head of Ysgol y Strade, Llanelli and Angharad Beynon, Account Executive of CACHE (Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) was present to address the audience.
Eunice Jones, ‘Cam wrth Gam’ National Deputy Manager, said: “
“Cam wrth Gam works closely with head teachers and local authorities to provide the best training programmes to meet the needs of the school and the community.
“Tutors,assesors and verifiers possessing the appropriate experience and qualifications provide course flexibility tailored to the individual needs of the learner.
“Eleven schools have been part of Cam wrth gam this year and three other schools – Gwynllyw, Llangynwyd and Llanhari – will join this September.”
The 11 schools that took part in the scheme this academic year were Ardudwy, Bro Myrddin, Maes-y-Gwendraeth, Ystalyfera, Bryntawe, Gŵyr, Bro Morgannwg, Plasmawr, Glantaf and Broedern.
Ysol Ystalyfera Bro Dur
Ysgolion Bro Edern a Glantaf
Ysgolion Bro Myrddin, Strade a Maes-y-Gwendraeth