Gaelic Immersion for Teachers (PgDip)

University of Strathclyde


The University's School of Education is the principal and longest-established provider of Gaelic-medium education (GME) initial teacher education in Scotland.

This is a full time, one-year course. It’s designed to help qualified teachers with intermediate-level Gaelic transfer to Gaelic-medium classrooms.

The course is unique in Scotland. It combines language training with a focus on pedagogical requirements for working in GME including: understanding approaches to language learning and teaching ‘immersion’ classrooms; current policy, provision & practice relating to GME; bilingualism in education.

Entry Requirements

Candidates for this course will be selected by their local authority. Eligibility to apply will be determined following an interview and participation in a week-long taster session.

Candidates should be qualified to teach in Scotland (full GTCS registration), and have intermediate-level Gaelic, for example Higher Gaelic or Gàidhlig.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date



Postgraduate Diploma

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences



SCQF Level


Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

Teaching - Other