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University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

Gaelic and Education

UCAS Code: XQ10

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C

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

B,B,C

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.

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Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

6 years | Part-time | 2018

Subject

Teacher training

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.

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

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

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

The Uni


Course locations:

Lews Castle College UHI

Sabhal Mor Ostaig UHI

Department:

Humanities, Education and Gaelic

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