On Friday 6 July a special ceremony will be 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 training department within Mudiad Meithrin.
More than 150 family members and friends of the successful students will travel 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 vocational 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 will be 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 will be Heather Lewis, former head of Ysgol y Strade, Llanelli and Angharad Beynon, Account Executive of CACHE (Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) will be 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.