Cert HE An Cùrsa Comais
Study Mode: Full-time, On Campus
Duration: 1 Year
Course Contact: Eilidh Grant email@example.com
An Cùrsa Comais is a highly participative and interactive grammar-based course in which tutors use communicative methodologies to draw out speech in group- and pairwork activities. It is designed for intermediate level learners whose aim is fluency in the language. The major focus is therefore on language skills, both speaking and writing, but other subjects will be introduced as the course progresses.
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. Students will undertake three weeks of work-placement on the Workplace Experience module. The placement module is a core module on this course and a PVG will be required should the student choose to undertake their placement at a school or other childcare establishment.
For direct entry to the Cert HE An Cùrsa Comais:
- 3 SQA Higher passes at grades B, B and C 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/
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.
Registry & Admissions Office
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig
Isle of Skye
Tel: 01471 888304
Useful information for applying through UCAS:
Institution Name: HIP