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National 4 Gàidhlig (Course Code: C732 74)

SCQF Level 4 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Gàidhlig?

Learning Gàidhlig will help you to improve your existing reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, essential for learning, life and work. You will be able to communicate your thoughts and feelings to other people better, as well as deal with those of other people.

Learning Gàidhlig will also enhance your appreciation and understanding of Scottish culture and heritage.

The increased interest in Gàidhlig recently now means there are more career opportunities for people who can speak it. You could work in the performing arts, teaching, media and writing, or 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 aims to help you to improve your existing reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in Gàidhlig. 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 and creatively and develop cultural awareness.

The course has three compulsory units plus an added value unit that assesses your practical skills.

Gàidhlig: Analysis and Evaluation (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Gàidhlig: Creation and Production (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Gàidhlig: Literacy (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Added Value Unit: Gàidhlig 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 all of the 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 - Gaidhlig (National 4)