An Cùrsa Adhartais (English) CertHE

UCAS code Q501
UHI information line 0845 272 3600

What is special about this course?

The An Cùrsa Adhartais Certificate offers you the opportunity to develop your confidence in all aspects of communication skills in Gaelic and will provide you with a solid foundation for further study through the medium of Gaelic and improve your prospects in securing employment in the Gaelic sector.   

The course is delivered by online distance learning and is equivalent to first year of the Gaelic and Related Studies degree course.  The course covers the language points contained within An Cùrsa Comais and uses the same teaching and learning methodologies as An Cùrsa Inntrigidh.

Special features

  • This course incorporates innovative language learning methods
  • It will help prime you for good career opportunities within the Gaelic sector
  • Opportunity to attend an optional Weekend School to meet and speak Gaelic with your fellow students
  • You will study part time and online, which means you can fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments

Entry requirements

  • 2 Scottish Highers at grade C or above OR
  • 1 A level at grade C or above
  • These should preferably include Higher Gaelic

Access routes

An Cùrsa Inntrigidh

Year 1 - CertHE

  • Language modules 1 – 6
  • Subject modules 7- 8 (to be completed consecutively)

How will I study my course?

  • Part time (structured)
  • Part Time (unstructured)
  • You will study this course online through the UHI virtual learning environment (VLE), with support from tutors at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI 
  • This method of study will be supplemented with audio conference lectures and tutorials

How long will my course last?

Part time: 1 year

Where can I study my course?

Start date

August

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 Education 2016-17
Part-time (structured) (4 x 15 credit modules) per year for two years
£645
Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 15 credit module) £161

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 Education 2016-17
Part-time (structured) (4 x 15 credit modules) per year for two years £1,500
Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 15 credit module) £375

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 Education 2016-17
Part-time (structured) (4 x 15 credit modules) per year for two years
£1,500
Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 15 credit module) £375

 

What funding can I apply for?

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Once you have successfully completed the An Cùrsa Adhartais Certificate, you might like to consider pursuing a career in:

  • Gaelic development
  • Gaelic administrative work
  • Gaelic degree work

Can I progress into further study?

The CertHE An Cùrsa Adhartais allows progression to the following courses:

Is there more information available online?

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

Apply for An Cùrsa Adhartais CertHE

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2017

International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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