Qualification Qualifications ExplainedNQ
Study ModeFull Time
1 Academic Year
Start dateAug 2023
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.
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.
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.
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)