An Cùrsa Comais (English) CertHE

UCAS code Q532
UHI information line 0845 272 3600

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, at the heart of a vibrant Gaelic-speaking community
  • You will undertake a three-week work placement in a Gaelic environment

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 Adhartais

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 at the heart of a Gaelic-speaking community

How long will my course last?

Full time: 1 year

Where can I study my course?

Start date

September

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
Full-time (120 credit modules) per year
£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 Education 2016-17
Full-time (120 credit modules) per year
£6,510

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
Full-time* (120 credit modules) per year
£6,510

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

What funding can I apply for?

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?

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

Apply for An Cùrsa Comais (English) 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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