Secondary Education (Gaelic) (PGDE)

University of Strathclyde


Studying on the PGDE (Secondary) Gaelic course is a rewarding and absorbing experience. As a teacher of Gaelic, you’ll be responsible for educating and engaging the next generation as they develop their skills and fluency in Gaelic. Successful completion of this course will qualify students to enter into the Gaelic teaching profession, where there is currently a shortage of skilled teachers.

You'll spend 18 weeks of the course on placement in a school within Scotland. You'll be continually assessed while there to show you meet the requirements for the Standards for Provisional Registration.

Entry Requirements

You must have a degree containing 80 SCQF credit points in Gaelic or in Celtic (but specialising in Scottish Gaelic). 40 of the credit points must have been studied at SCQF Level 8 or above. You must also have Higher English plus Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5.

You will have to demonstrate that you are fluent in spoken Scottish Gaelic.

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

Start Date



Postgraduate Diploma

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

36 weeks


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

SCQF Level


Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

Teaching - Other