This is a distance learning course designed for those with little to no knowledge of the Gaelic language wanting to enhance their skills. All course materials will be made available to you online and each written assessment will be done on our virtual learning environment, Moodle. You will gain knowledge of the Gaelic language through reading, writing, listening and speaking exercises as well discover the pleasure of learning another language. Spoken work is done over the phone or face-to-face. Upon successful completion of this course you will be well prepared to study Pre-Higher Gaelic taught at Edinburgh College to enhance your skills in the language further.
- There are no formal entry requirements
English Proficiency Requirements
How the course is assessed
- There are two short assessments in the second half of the course covering basic skills
Progression And Articulation Routes
- Pre-Higher Gaelic taught at Edinburgh College
With further study you gain employment in the following:
- Tourism officer
- International relations
- International business
Course Cost And Funding Options
Fee: £214 Open Learning (year 1)
Rory Whyte is 29 years old and lives in Dundee. Rory decided to come to Edinburgh College as it was the closest college to him that offered the Highers he needs to go to university. After a successful year, Rory was awarded the Student of the Year Travel, Tourism & Modern Languages Award at this year’s Prize Giving ceremony. We caught up with him and asked about his experience at Edinburgh College.
“I feel honoured. I’ve worked extremely hard this year and it means a lot that the college has taken notice. Nowhere in Dundee offered Higher Spanish outside of High School, and I needed an A at Higher for my university application. I did look at other options but, ultimately, I was attracted by Edinburgh’s reputation and facilities.
Thanks to the kind recommendation on the part of my Spanish tutor at the College, I’ve been lucky enough to receive a conditional offer to study Interpreting with French and Spanish at Heriot-Watt University. Languages have become my passion, and interpreting has been my goal since returning to education.”
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