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Community Based ESOL and Modern Languages

Gaelic (Learners) Higher

Campus St Thomas of Aquins

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Evening

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

Cost £333
(see funding options)

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Course overview

Higher Gaelic is designed to deepen your previous knowledge of the subject and create a better understanding of the language. You will learn to use new grammar and develop a wider vocabulary range through various listening, speaking, reading and writing activities. You will have the rewarding opportunity to work on poetry and short stories and, upon completion, be well prepared to progress on to courses at the Skye Campus (Sabhal Mor Ostaig) of the University of the Highlands and Islands. This course will enhance your employment prospects and give you access to a whole range of Gaelic-related job opportunities; particularly in public sector organisations. This course requires the ability to study independently. 

National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher qualifications, accredited by the SQA, are typically studied at high school and college. These qualifications act as pathways to further study including university entry. Edinburgh College offers a selection of subjects at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher levels part-time. You may choose to study up to two subjects. 

You will attend either day or evening classes. Day classes will be taught at Edinburgh College’s Sighthill campus twice a week for two hours. Evening classes can be held at Edinburgh College or at an outreach location within the community once a week for three hours.  

This course is delivered in partnership with Edinburgh City Council at St Thomas of Aquinas School.  

Course Fees: £300 (approx.) per subject. Fees will be confirmed when the application has been processed. 

What you will learn

  • Language Study
  • Reading and Writing
  • Focus Listening and Speaking

How the course is assessed

  • Speaking exam (with the lecturer) and final written exam (at College, Sighthill campus)

Number of days per week

  • This course runs for a total of 36 weeks and takes place on one evening every week (day to be confirmed, as it is decided to suit as many people as possible), location to be confirmed

Entry requirements

  • Standard Grade at Level 3 or above  
  • Intermediate 2 or Pre-Higher Gaelic (which is available via Open Learning at Edinburgh College) 
  • Applicants should identify clearly the reason for studying their chosen subject in their course application 

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • You will be assessed through the Higher SQA exam. 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Progression to courses at the Skye Campus (Sabhal Mor Ostaig) of the University of the Highlands and Islands 

Career options

  • Gaelic-related job opportunities especially in public sector organisations 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration Cost
St Thomas of Aquins Evening 29/08/22 41 Weeks £333

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