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National 2 Gaelic Learners (Course Code: C731 72)

SCQF Level 2 (18 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Gaelic Learners?

Learning a new language allows you to make connections with different people and their cultures. Language is at the core of thinking. You reflect, communicate and develop ideas through language.

Studying Gaelic will deepen your knowledge and understanding of Scottish culture and heritage. The recent revival in the Gaelic language means there are now more career opportunities for people who can speak it. Career options include teaching, the performing arts, media and literature and in TV and radio.

What do I need to get in?

The school or college decides on the entry requirements for the course.

What will I study?

This course aims to develop skills in comparing aspects of your own community and culture with Gaelic community and culture. You will also show an understanding of simple words and phrases in Gaelic. The optional units develop your language skills in different types of situation.

The course consists of one compulsory unit plus two optional units.

Compulsory Unit

Life in a Gaelic Speaking Area (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Optional Units (Choose any two)

Personal Language (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Any two topics can be chosen from lifestyles and/or education.

Transactional Language (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Any two topics can be chosen from shopping, eating out, travel/touring, accommodation or an equivalent topic.

Language in Work (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will :

Any two topics can be chosen from work (shops, café/restaurant, travel/tourism or hospitality).

How will I be assessed?

You will be given practical work and other tasks to do when your teacher thinks you are ready. Your finished work should be kept in a folder. This is the record you keep of what you have done and how well you are doing.

If you do not pass a task first time you will be able to try again after more practice and help or advice from your teacher.

Your teacher will tell you how you are getting on. You will get the pass marked on your certificate.

You must pass all the required units to get the qualification. 

What can I go on to next?

If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:

Further study, training or employment in:

Where can my parents find out more?

Your school will give your parents an Options or Choices information booklet, which has detailed information on the curriculum and the individual subjects or courses you can study. It will also invite them along to a Parents’ Information Evening.

They can also read the information leaflet(s):

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