Welsh Language Courses at Nant Gwrtheyrn

Nant Gwrtheyrn provides courses on the unique site of a former quarry village on the Llŷn peninsula. Nant Gwrtheyrn offers courses on two learning streams: the mainstream which has courses at Entry 1, Entry 2, Foundation 1, Foundation 2, Intermediate, Advanced 1, Advanced 2 and Gloywi and the ‘Use’ Work Welsh stream which has courses at Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced, Proficiency (Speaking) and Proficiency (Writing) levels. The ‘Use’ Work Welsh courses are fully funded by Welsh Government through the National Centre for Learning Welsh. These courses are available to individuals working or volunteering in Wales. It is also possible to book a course for a group of specific employees. These courses aim to increase the use of Welsh in the workplace.



The courses give people the opportunity to practise all linguistic skills – speaking, reading, listening and writing – but particular emphasis is placed on developing the confidence to speak. This is done by encouraging you to take every opportunity to practise your Welsh during your time with us.  Our experienced tutors can tailor the content of courses according to the needs of the group. We manage class sizes to allows us to support all learners during your time with us.  

A list of courses can be found below. If you would like to discuss any aspect of learning Welsh in the Nant please do not hesitate to contact us for a chat.


You can read more about Nant Gwrtheyrn's Dysgu Cymraeg provision in our Estyn Report published in January 2024. 

Courses Programme for 2023-24

This is a great opportunity to learn Welsh with us, either at our wonderful site on the Llŷn Peninsula, or in the comfort of your own home on a virtual course. Choose your level and register.  Nant Gwrtheyrn courses are supplementary courses and we have unique course files. These courses support the national courses taught by other mainstream providers.  It’s an effective method of supporting any other learning activities you do.  Choosing the right course is important so if you are unsure of which level to choose please contact us for an informal conversation. One of our tutors will be happy to offer advice.   We will be sharing the September 2024 - July 2025 course dates on this page during the week of 22nd April, 2024. You will be able to enrol on those courses from the 7th of May, 2024 - until then, the courses will appear to be full.   As you book a course, you will be required to pay on the spot.  Nant Gwrtheyrn is aware of the cost of living crisis and we are keen to support anyone who wishes to come to the Nant. If the payment policy causes any worry please contact us for a chat to discuss payment options.  If your work is paying for you to come on a course please contact us to make arrangements as soon as possible.  We expect the spaces to fill up quickly, so don't hesitate before getting in touch.


Our cancellation policy can be found here. 

Mainstream Virtual Courses

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Welsh 'Use' Work Courses

Start Finish Level Course title
3/6/2024 7/6/2024 Proficient Proficiency - Writing - Residential Course
24/6/2024 28/6/2024 Intermediate Intermediate - Residential Course
15/7/2024 19/7/2024 Proficient Proficiency - Speaking - Residential Course
15/7/2024 19/7/2024 Intermediate Intermediate - Virtual Course
22/7/2024 26/7/2024 Advanced Advanced - Residential Course
2/9/2024 6/9/2024 Proficient Proficiency - Writing - Residential Course
9/9/2024 13/9/2024 Advanced Advanced - Residential Course
16/9/2024 20/9/2024 Intermediate Intermediate - Residential Course
23/9/2024 27/9/2024 Foundation Start Using your Work Welsh - Residential Course
23/9/2024 27/9/2024 Advanced Advanced - Virtual Course
30/9/2024 4/10/2024 Proficient Proficiency - Speaking - Residential Course
07/10/2024 11/10/2024 Intermediate Use your Welsh with Confidence - Health Sector - Intermediate level upwards
14/10/2024 18/10/2024 Advanced GwyrddNi Course - Community and Environmental Sector High Intermediate and Advanced Level - Residential Course
21/10/2024 25/10/2024 Intermediate Canolradd - Residential Course
04/11/2024 08/11/2024 Proficient Proficiency - Writing - Residential Course
11/11/2024 15/11/2024 Intermediate Arts Council Course - Arts Sector - Residential Course
18/11/2024 22/11/2024 Foundation Pilot Course - Start Using your Work Welsh - Residential Course
25/11/2024 29/11/2024 Proficient Proficiency - Speaking - Residential Course
02/12/2024 06/12/2024 Intermediate Intermediate - Residential Course
09/12/2024 13/12/2024 Advanced Advanced - Residential Course
10/03/2025 14/03/2025 Intermediate Use your Welsh with Confidence - Health Sector - Intermediate level upwards

"Really loving the online Cwrs Sylfaen: great tutor, relaxed atmosphere, motivated fellow participants, excellent course material, interesting exercises and activities and tangible progress. Ideal for distance or overseas learners. I’ll be back for the next level!"

Do you live in Gwynedd or Anglesey?

Discount for learners who live locally

Take advantage of our special offer for residents of Gwynedd and Anglesey. If you live* locally you can come on a course and travel to the Nant every day at a discounted price. The price is £166 for a 5 day course. 

*This offer is for individuals whose main home is in Gwynedd or Anglesey. If your main home is not in Gwynedd or Anglesey the price to travel daily is £339 for a 5 day course.

Please contact us to access the discount code for this offer: addysg@nantgwrtheyrn.org 

Work Welsh

Looking to develop your Welsh to use at / for work?

Intensive (residential and online) Work Welsh courses at Intermediate, Advanced and Proficiency levels available during 2023.


“Whilst I am still only at the very early stages of this learning journey, my experiences at Nant Gwrtheyrn have been inspirational – there is no better place to learn! The setting is beautiful and a perfect backdrop in which to become fully immersed, with minimal risk of being distracted by other external pressures.”

Suzi Gray

“Learning via Zoom was a different experience, getting to know people in a different way, and people from all over the world. After all, you’re straight into strangers’ homes, with people from all over the world!! But it was excellent and an experience which I really enjoyed. It gave me something to concentrate on and even though I wasn’t at the Nant, I did get a feeling for the place from the course.”

Janet Walker

"Dysgu Cymreaeg Nant Gwrtheyrn is a provision that motivates learners to learn Welsh and use their skills highly successfully in a supportive and completely unique learning environment. Leaders who attend intensive courses and stay at the Nant Gwrtheyrn site receive an excellent Welsh experience and most make extensive progress in a very short period of time. This is one of the most notable qualities of Nant Gwrtheyrn. This experience often transforms the lives of learners and gives them the confidence to continue on their journey of learning Welsh. Most learners who learn on virtual courses and Defnyddio Cymraeg Gwaith courses across the provision also make sound progress."

  • Advantages of learning Welsh…


    By learning the language, which is spoken by over 700,000 people worldwide, you open the door to many opportunities and new experiences. Those of you who have already started learning Welsh are aware of the benefits of being able to understand and pronounce the language around you. You’ll have twice the choice of entertainment, with TV, radio and websites available for speakers of the language, and, ultimately, a wide range of literature spanning centuries.

    People learn Welsh for many different reasons: for work, for family, to feel part of the community, to name a few. But, whatever your reason for learning the language, the process should be enjoyable and one that gives you great satisfaction.

  • Lessons


    Usually, the Welsh lessons are held in the ‘Plas’, the former home of the manager of the quarry. The rooms are furnished with the latest equipment to enable us to offer a variety of learning methods, including traditional methods. Weather permitting, we aim to carry out some activities outside the classroom, enabling us to make the most out of the natural resources around the site.

  • Accommodation


    Students who attend our residential Welsh courses stay at the old quarrymen’s cottages which have been upgraded to a 5* group accommodation standard. Every room is furnished with oak furniture that is hand made in Wales and a traditional Welsh blanket on every bed. We have rooms suitable for wheelchairs.

  • Your free time…


    Students are welcome to use the lounge at ‘Y Plas’ throughout their time at Nant. The lounge is a convenient room for studying or relaxing during the evening. The café will be open during your time at Nant and the staff will be more than happy to encourage you to use your Welsh. Students will also have the opportunity to visit the heritage centre and the quarryman’s cottage during their stay and learn the history of this unique area.

  • The best course for you...


    We encourage students to discuss their needs with a tutor in advance and we aim to have all students on the course that is most suitable for their personal needs:

    If you are unsure of your level…

    You can contact our education team to discuss your needs: addysg@nantgwrtheyrn.org A tutor will not always be available as they will be teaching, but a member of staff at the Office will take your details and arrange for the tutor to contact you as soon as possible.

    Our tutors are always happy to help you choose the best course for your needs.

  • How to book…


    You can book a Welsh language course online.

    NOTE: To ensure that we give our learners the best possible experience – The Nant must ensure that a minimum of 6 learners are enrolled on any course before it can be confirmed that the course will be held. Should Nant Gwrtheyrn have to cancel a course, for whatever reason, you will be given 2 weeks notice prior to the course start date. Under these circumstances your payment will be refunded or you can transfer your booking to another similar course within 12 months.