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National 2 Gàidhlig (Course Code: C732 72)

SCQF Level 2 (18 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.

Career Pathways

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Communications and Media

Teaching and Classroom Support

What do I need to get in?

The school or college will decide on the entry requirements for the course. Your previous experience or learning may also be taken into account.

What will I study?

The course has three compulsory units.

Gàidhlig: Understanding Language 

In this unit you will:

Gàidhlig: Creating Texts

In this unit you will:

Gàidhlig: Listening and Talking

In this unit you will:

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?

Further study, training or employment in:

Which jobs are related to this subject?

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):