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Translation companies, public bodies, third sector bodies and students can become Affiliates of Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru.

These are details of the different categories.

Recognized Company

Recognized Company status is available to private translation companies who have been working in English/Welsh translation and interpretation for three years or more. Companies must employ a minimum of three English/Welsh translators/interpreters as core staff. At least a third of the core staff must be Full and/or Interpreting Members. Core staff is defined as those working for the company – be they owners, directors or employees – who spend most of their time translating, interpreting, proofreading or editing. 

Individual membership of Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru is key to awarding Recognized Company status. All translators and interpreters employed by the company are expected to be members of Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru or working towards membership.

A company wishing to apply for recognition must first of all satisfy a number of criteria and present certain documentary evidence.

For further information, please contact Geraint Wyn Parry.


Recognized Organization and Affiliated Organization

Recognized Organization and Affiliated Organization status are available to translation units within the public sector and the third sector.

As with the above, individual membership of Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru is key to awarding Recognized or Affiliated Organization status. Status is based on the number of staff who are individual members of Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru, or working towards membership. 

An establishment wishing to apply for recognition must first of all satisfy a number of criteria and present certain documentary evidence.

For further information, please contact Geraint Wyn Parry.


Student Affiliate

Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru, in introducing its Student Affiliate category aims to encourage and support students who wish to pursue a career in the profession. Student Affiliates will benefit from access to networks and sources of advice and also some of Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru's activities, including its workshops and examinations at a reduced rate. Student Affiliates are not members of Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru and won't be charged a membership fee.

Recognition as a Student Affiliate is available to:

  • anyone following a translation or interpreting course leading to a post-graduate qualification, either through full-time or part-time study.
  • anyone following a degree course in translation or interpreting (single or joint honours), or a translation module – level 5 or level 6, and is interested in pursuing a career as a translator/interpreter.
Application documents available in Welsh only.