University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

Gaelic and Education University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of the Highlands and Islands

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Course summary

The BA (Hons) Gaelic and Education is a four-year, Gaelic medium undergraduate teacher education programme.
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 Cùrsa Comais: an intensive and interactive Gaelic language course for intermediate-level learners aiming for fluency in the language. The major focus is on language skills, both speaking and writing, but other subjects are introduced as the course progresses.
◾CertHE Gaelic and Communication: for advanced-level learners and fluent speakers of Gaelic who wish to improve their level of accuracy in the language. You will also be introduced to traditional culture, history, literature and media as part of the course.

You will get the opportunity to take a three-week work placement in a Gaelic environment and apply your newly acquired theory skills.

The programme is designed for either secondary teaching (Gaelic as a subject) or Gaelic-medium primary teaching and includes 18 weeks of school experience: nine weeks in year three of the programme; and nine 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.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 - CertHE
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 Cùrsa Comais: an intensive and interactive Gaelic language course for intermediate-level learners aiming for fluency in the language. The major focus is on language skills, both speaking and writing, but other subjects are introduced as the course progresses.
CertHE Gaelic and Communication: for advanced-level learners and fluent speakers of Gaelic who wish to improve their level of accuracy in the language. You will also be introduced to traditional culture, history, literature and media as part of the course.
You will get the opportunity to take a three-week work placement in a Gaelic environment and apply your newly acquired theory skills.

There is also a distance learning equivalent of An Cùrsa Comais offered part time over two years:

An Cùrsa Adhartais

Year 2 - DipHE
Core modules include:

Gaelic language 2
Language, culture and ethnicity
You will also choose four options from a range of Gaelic and related studies modules including Gaelic education.

Year 3 - BA
Core modules include:

Gaelic language 3
Research skills
Plus an option from a range of Gaelic and related studies modules
Over the third and fourth years you will also study education modules, see content under year four for details.

Year 4 - BA (Hons)
Core modules include:

Completion of a dissertation
Option from a range of Gaelic and related studies modules
Core education modules studied across years three and four:

Children, young people and the curriculum
Children, young people and their learning
The critical and enquiring professional
Professional practice: includes nine weeks of school experience in year three and nine weeks in year four


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code XQ10
Institution code H49
Campus name Sabhal Mor Ostaig UHI
Campus code K

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level BC For primary and secondary teaching, Higher or A level English at grade C or above, Maths at National 5, Standard Grade Credit, Intermediate 2 or GCSE at grade B or above are required.
Scottish Higher BBC Preferably including Gàidhlig (Fluent speakers) or Gaelic (Learners) at B or above. For primary and secondary teaching, Higher or A level English at grade C or above, Maths at National 5, Standard Grade Credit, Intermediate 2 or GCSE at grade B or above are required.

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.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/courses/ba-hons-gaelic-and-education/#tab-summary

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £1,820 Year 1
International £11,100 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £1,820 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For RUK students studying a consecutive four year full-time degree, only years 1, 2 and 3 incur the fees stated, year 4 is free. For 5-year integrated masters degrees these fees are incurred for 4 of the 5 years. For full details on fees and funding please visit https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/

Provider information

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University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)
UHI Executive Office
Ness Walk
Inverness
IV3 5SQ


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