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Cert HE An Cùrsa Comais

Award: CertHE
Study Mode: Full-time, On Campus
Duration: 1 Year
Code: Q532
Course Contact: Eilidh Grant iarrtas@smo.uhi.ac.uk


Description

An Cùrsa Comais is an intensive language learning course designed for intermediate level learners whose aim is fluency in the language. The major focus is on language skills, both speaking and writing, but other subjects will be introduced as the course progresses. Students on An Cùrsa Comais undertake a three week work placement within a Gaelic setting as part of the Greis-gnìomhachais module.

Course Content

The course is made up of six modules. Each student follows five compulsory modules including communication skills, formal and professional language and The Gaelic World . Students choose another optional module which can include computing, music performance, Gaelic in the media and Gaelic in the community.

Entry Requirements

 

For direct entry to the Cert HE An Cùrsa Comais:

  • 3 SQA Higher passes at grades BBC or above, preferably including Gàidhlig (fluent speakers) or Gaelic (learners) at B or above; or
  • 2 A Levels at grades BC or above
  • other equivalent qualifications subject to the discretion of the Course/Programme Leader.

Students without an SQA pass in Gaelic must satisfy the college of their ability in Gaelic

Places will be offered following an interview with the Course Leader to assess fluency in Gaelic

For applicants with little or no previous knowledge of Gaelic, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig offers An Cùrsa Inntrigidh, a distance learning course which aims to prepare students for entry to year one of the degrees.

Fees and Funding

For course costs please follow this link http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gd/cursaichean/cisean/

 

Progression Routes

If students successfully complete the Cert HE Cùrsa Comais they have the opportunity to progress to the second year of the degree programme.

How to Apply

If you are a school leaver or are applying to multiple universities, then you must apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). This is the central admissions service for all universities and colleges of higher education in the UK.

If you are not a school leaver and are only applying to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, you can contact the Registry & Admissions Office or download, complete and return the UHI application form.

For those applying from overseas, UCAS forms will be available from the British Council. All prospective international students can also downlaod, complete and return the UHI International Students application form.

Contact details:

Registry & Admissions Office
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig
Sleat
Isle of Skye
IV44 8RQ

Tel: 01471 888304

Email: iarrtas@smo.uhi.ac.uk
 

Useful information for applying through UCAS:

Institution Name: HIP
Code: H49
Campus: K