An Cùrsa Comais (English) CertHE

UCAS code Q532
Information line 01463 279190

What is special about this course?

An Cùrsa Comais is 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.

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

Special features

  • Intensive Gaelic immersion course with particular emphasis on oral and written skills
  • You will study at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI on the Isle of Skye, or Lews Castle College UHI on the Isle of Lewis, both located at the heart of vibrant, Gaelic-speaking communities
  • You will undertake a three-week work placement in a Gaelic environment

Accommodation

We offer modern student accommodation at a number of our locations.

Entry requirements

  • 3 Scottish Highers at grade BBC or above, preferably including Gaelic (learners) or Gàidhlig (fluent speakers) at grade B or above Or
  • 2 A levels at grade BC or above
  • You will be required to attend an interview to assess your Gaelic language skills
  • Applicant with other qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis

Access routes

An Cùrsa Inntrigidh

Year 1 - CertHE

Modalan Riatanach:

  • Comas Conaltraidh A
  • Comas Conaltraidh B
  • Cànan Foirmeil is Dreuchdail
  • Saoghal na Gàidhlig 1
  • Greis Gnìomhachais
     

Modalan Roghainneil:

  • Na meadhanan 1*
  • Cànan sa Choimhearsnachd
  • Litreachas: Sgilean Sgrùdaidh
  • Coimpiutaireachd 1
  • Annas-làimhe is Òrain Ghàidhlig 1*
  • Teòiridh, Cruthachadh is Cothromachadh 1*

*Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI only

How will I study my course?

  • Full time

You will study this course via face-to-face lectures and tutorials at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI on the Isle of Skye, or Lews Castle College UHI on the Isle of Lewis, both located at the heart of vibrant, Gaelic-speaking communities


How long will my course last?


Full time: 1 year


Where can I study my course?

Start date

September

Fees

How much will my course cost?

For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Certificate of Higher Education2017-182018-19
Full-time (120 credit modules) per year £1,285 £1,285

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Certificate of Higher Education2017-182018-19
Full-time (120 credit modules) per year £6,510 £6,720

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Certificate of Higher Education2017-182018-19
Full-time* (120 credit modules) per year £6,510 £6,720

*There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international students.

Funding

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact your enrolling college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Once you have successfully completed the An Cùrsa Comais course you might like to consider pursuing a career in Gaelic teaching or in the Gaelic media.

Can I progress into further study?

Once you’ve completed your studies, you can progress on to a variety of other Gaelic-related courses, including:

Is there more information available online?

QR Code - scan to visit course page

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Search again