If you are a native speaker or a fluent Gaelic learner this course is designed to further develop your skills in Gaelic. As it is created for native speakers it uses only Gaelic and will increase your range and understanding of vocabulary. It also incorporates Gaelic literature, mostly short stories and poetry. This course builds on the content of National 5 Gàidhlig and will prepare people to take Higher Gàidhlig in a subsequent year.
- National 5 Gàidhlig or equivalent
- If you do not have the entry requirements but have a good understanding of the Gaelic language you are welcome to apply
English Proficiency Requirements
How the course is assessed
- There is no formal assessment.
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
- You will take an informal placement test to assess if this is the correct course for you
Progression And Articulation Routes
- Higher Gàidhlig 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: £278 Outreach evening (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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