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National 4 Gaelic Learners (Course Code: C731 74)

SCQF Level 4 (24 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?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college. You would normally have achieved:

What will I study?

This course offers you the chance to develop skills in reading, listening, talking and writing in Gaelic, important for learning, work and life. You will also learn to understand how language works and how to get across information and ideas.

You will study a wide range of different types of texts in different media. You will also learn to think critically, creatively and develop cultural awareness.

The course has two compulsory units, plus added value unit that assesses your practical skills.

Gaelic (Learners): Understanding Language (9 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Gaelic (Learners): Using Language (9 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Added Value Unit: Gaelic (Learners) Assignment (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Your teacher or tutor will assess your work on a regular basis throughout the course. Items of work might include:

You must pass both units plus the added value unit to gain the course 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):

Nationals in a Nutshell - Gaelic (Learners) (National 4)