Gaelic and Education

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The BA Hons Gaelic and Education is a four-year, Gaelic medium undergraduate teacher education programme.

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.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers at BBC including English and preferably Gaelic at B or above plus Maths at National 5. You will be required to attend an interview to assess your Gaelic language skills, in order to place on the appropriate first year course.

You would require a satisfactory PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check to show you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details.

Progression Routes

Careers in Gaelic related disciplines e.g. teaching, broadcasting, development agencies, local authorities, the arts and music.

Start Date





BA Hons

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

6 - 8 years


Gaelic and Related Studies

SCQF Level


Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

Teaching - Other