National 5 Gaelic is an evening class designed to teach you fluency in Gaelic. You will be exposed to the subject over a length of time which will lead to a better understanding of a range of languages as many are linked to Gaelic linguistics. You will study topics within the contexts of society, culture, learning and employability. During the course you will develop skills in reading, listening, writing and speaking. Grammar aspects will be studied and classroom interaction in the language will be encouraged.
This course is delivered on a Monday evening at St Thomas of Aquins High School Chalmers Street in Edinburgh city centre.
Course Fees: £300 (approx.) per subject. Fees will be confirmed when the application has been processed.
- Gaelic Language Study
- Reading and Writing
- Listening and Speaking
- Applicants should have studied National 4 Gaelic previously or completed the Gaelic Learners course
- Candidates who do not have these qualifications will be assessed for suitability by the tutor
English Proficiency Requirements
How the course is assessed
- You will be assessed through the National 5 SQA exam.
Progression And Articulation Routes
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- Higher Gaelic taught at Edinburgh College
With further study you gain employment in the following:
- Tourism officer
- International relations
- International business
- 1 evening per week (Monday) at St Thomas of Aquins High School in Edinburgh city centre for one-year.
Course Cost And Funding Options
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’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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