Fort William Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
The course is offered in partnership with Argyll and Bute, Comhairle na Eilean Siar and Highland councils, each working with the university through their local campus. The PGDE (Secondary) consists of 18 weeks study at the university plus 19 weeks in professional practice in schools. You must be a fluent Gaelic speaker prior to the start of the course and your language proficiency will be assessed at interview. On this course you will complete the majority of your school practice in a Gaelic medium education (GME) setting, subject to Local Authority availability.
You must have a degree with at least 80 SCQF credit points in Gaelic or in Celtic (but they must have specialised in Scottish Gaelic). 40 of these credits must have been studied at SCQF Level 8 or above. You have to prove to the university they apply to that they are fluent in spoken Gaelic. You must also have Higher English plus Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5.
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.
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