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Community Based ESOL and Modern Languages

Gaelic Pre Higher

Campus OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Open learning

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

Cost £222
(see funding options)

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Course overview

Gaelic Pre Higher is designed for those who have an existing knowledge of the Gaelic language and want to develop their skill set. All material is online with an emphasis on increasing your grammar and language skills. Each online pack contains written exercises which you will send in along with some spoken word. On successful completion of this course, you will be prepared to progress to the Gaelic (Learners) Higher. These courses are challenging and require 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. 

For classes taking place during the day, you will come to Edinburgh College twice a week for a two-hour class. For evening classes you will come to Edinburgh College or an outreach location within the community once a week for a three-hour class. 

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

What you will learn

  • Gaelic Grammar and Language Skills
  • Reading and Writing
  • Speaking and Listening

How the course is assessed

  • No formal assessment

Number of days per week

  • Day class – 4 hours per week across 2 days 
  • Evening class – 3 hours per week across 1 evening 

Entry requirements

Applicants must demonstrate the ability to work at an appropriate level by having already achieved a pass at A or B in the level below which they are applying. 

  • National 5 (SCQF 5) subjects - pass at National 4 (with added value unit), Intermediate 1 at A or B, or Standard Grade 3 or 4 in the subject. 
  • Higher (SCQF 6) subjects - A or B pass at National 5 or A or B at Intermediate 2 in the subject. 
  • Advanced Higher (SCQF 7) subjects - A or B pass at Higher 
  • For entry into social science subjects such as Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, History and Politics previous study of the subject is not required. However, National 5 English is required plus another social subject at SCQF level 5. 

The above represents the minimum entry requirements. 

Applicants should identify clearly the reason for studying their chosen subject in their course application. 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Gaelic (Learners) Higher taught at Edinburgh College 

Career options

  • Gaelic (Learners) Higher taught at Edinburgh CollGaelic-related job opportunities especially in public sector organisations ege 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration Cost
OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus Open learning 29/08/22 41 Weeks £222

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