Higher Gaelic: NQ (Level 6)

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Qualification Qualifications Explained
Study Mode
Full Time

1 Academic Year

Start date
Aug 2023
Applications open January 2024

Course overview

Have you always been intrigued by our native language, Scots Gaelic? Do you want to dive into Scotland’s oldest indigenous language, be part of the regeneration of the Gaelic language and enhance your career prospects? Yes? Then the Higher Gaelic course is just what you need.

The main focus of the course is on developing the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing and you will do this through studying various topics and using workbooks, worksheets, websites, videos and films.

This course is aimed at beginners but may also be of interest to Gaelic speakers who wish to improve their level of literacy in Gaelic.

What you will learn

You will develop your Gaelic language and communication skills in the four competencies of reading & writing and listening & speaking.

Topics you will study include friendships and family, pastimes and travel, education and work, healthy lifestyle choices, technology, society and culture.

On your way to achieving the Higher at level 6, you will study and work through Nationals 3, 4 and 5 and undertake the in-class assessments at these levels. 

Entry requirements

Previous qualifications in Gaelic are not essential, however, it would be beneficial if you have undertaken some self-study, for example, having used apps like Duolingo.

An informal interview will be available should you want to talk about any elements of the course.

Career Opportunities

You could have enhanced employment opportunities in various areas including education; community projects; media; working with local authorities; administration and tourism as Gaelic is often required in these areas.

Future prospects

Further study at university to continue your Gaelic learning, for example, at the University of Glasgow.

Find out more

Find out more about they key strategies for developing Gaelic language in Scotland - About Us – Bòrd na Gàidhlig (gaidhlig.scot)

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