National Sabbatical Scheme - how to apply

Once you have identified and agreed on your training need with your head teacher / principal or line manager, the process of preparing an application for the course is a relatively simple one.

Application forms can be requested from

The Welsh Government will acknowledge receipt of the application form and will then proceed to evaluate it against criteria. An informal telephone interview will then be conducted by one of the tutors in the relevant centre. The aim of these informal interviews is to establish if your language level is appropriate for the course.

Within six weeks of receiving applications the Welsh Government will contact applicants to let them know if they have been allocated places on the training scheme. 

Successful applicants should confirm the sabbatical and training with his/her head teacher / principal / line manager as soon as the funding is confirmed.