A NEW course devoted to Welsh translation is set to address a national skills shortage and provide a major boost to the local economy.
The foundation degree in Welsh translation, which is to be offered part-time at the North East Wales Institute of Higher Education (NEWI) for the first time this September, has been launched in response to the Welsh Assembly’s research, which identified that opportunities to receive training in professional translation have not kept up with the growing demand for Welsh translation services.
The two-year course will teach students advanced Welsh language skills, editing skills, the principles of translation and technical translation, as well as covering the topics of Literary Welsh and Welsh Terminology.
School uniform help
FAMILIES living in Wrexham will continue to get some financial help to pay for secondary school uniform.
The annual grant is £35.
Those eligible for financial assistance will be either the pupil’s parent(s) or guardian(s) in receipt of Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Guarantee element of State Pension Credit, Immigration and Asylum Seekers Allowance or Child Tax Credit but not with Working Tax Credit, with an income below a set limit.
Applicants must live in Wrexham council area and are entitled to one grant per child in a school year.
For further information, call Student Support on 01978 297406, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the council’s award winning website www.wrexham.gov.uk.