How to join > Text Membership Examinations

Text Membership Examinations for Full and Basic membership of Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru are usually held twice a year, in April and in October.

Candidates may choose to sit the examinations in one of our centres in Aberystwyth, Cardiff or Glynllifon (near Caernarfon).

Examinations

Two examinations, each of 2 hours 5 minutes duration, are held within one examination session:

PAPER 1 – translation from English into Welsh, held in the morning
PAPER 2 – translation from Welsh into English, held in the afternoon

Fees for members: £90 for sitting one paper and £150 for sitting both papers.
Fees for others: £105 for sitting one paper and £180 for sitting both papers.

The Full Membership examination requires candidates to translate two texts of approximately 300 words each, as well as a 300 word text during the week in which the examinations are held.

The Basic Membership examination requires candidates to translate two texts of approximately 250 words each.

Candidates may choose to sit one examination into one language only or to sit both papers.

Text Membership Examinations - 9 October 2021

The period for expressing an interest is now closed and we will not be accepting any further applications for these examinations.

Note: all documentation is available in Welsh only.

Text Membership Examinations - 2022

The proposed plan for 2022, depending on the circumstances, is to hold the Text Membership Examinations as usual in April (but with the Basic and Full examinations being held on different Saturdays) and in October.

An announcement regarding the 2022 Text Membership Examinations will be made in January 2022.