The BA (Hons) Gaelic and Education is a four-year, Gaelic medium, undergraduate teacher education programme. The programme is designed for either Gaelic medium primary teaching or secondary teaching (Gaelic as a subject) and includes 18 weeks of school experience: 8 weeks in year three of the programme and 10 weeks in year four. Successful completion of this award will give you a direct route to Gaelic and Gaelic medium teacher education, a field where there is an identified shortage of skilled professionals. The first year of the programme is primarily a language foundation year and, depending on your linguistic ability on entry, you can study either: CertHE An Cùrsa Comais CertHE An Cùrsa Adhartais CertHE Gàidhlig agus Conaltradh You will get the opportunity to take a three-week work placement in a Gaelic environment.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 3
- Year 4
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
To gain entry to years 3 and 4 of the course, students are required to have completed year 2 of the course, with a DipHE in Gaelic and Related Subjects, and undertaken a satisfactory interview in accordance with guidelines for admission to Initial Teach Education courses in Scotland.
|A level||BC||For primary and secondary teaching, by the end of year 2 of your studies, you are required to have: Higher (or A level) English at grade C or above Mathematics at National 5, Standard Grade Credit, Intermediate 2 or GCSE at grade C|
|Scottish Higher||BBC||preferably including Higher Gàidhlig (fluent speakers) or Gaelic (learners) at grade B or above. You will be required to attend an interview to assess your Gaelic language skills, in order to place on the appropriate first year course. For primary and secondary teaching, by the end of year 2 of your studies, you are required to have: Higher (or A level) English at grade C or above Mathematics at National 5, Standard Grade Credit, Intermediate 2 or GCSE at grade C|
You will also need a satisfactory interview in accordance with standard procedures for admission to the Professional Graduate Diploma in Education and a satisfactory completion of Disclosure Scotland procedures (at the end of year 2).
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with no element below 5.5|
|PTE Academic||58||58 average with 51 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||Min 80 or above with min 18 in each section|
Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:
Further information on English Language Requirements can be found at the following:
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
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