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Dip HE in Gaelic Media

Study Mode: On Campus
Duration: 2 Years
Course Contact: Catriona Johnston


Sabhal Mòr Ostaig has successfully provided training in Gaelic media for over 20 years. The structure of the courses and the practical training provided at the College has allowed students to enter a wide range of professions in the Gaelic media. The Diploma has a very high employment rate with over 70% of those achieving the award gaining employment within the media industry.

Students will have the opportunity to develop the necessary media skills required for direct entry to the workplace while enhancing their language skills both at college and in the wider Gaelic community. The proposed qualification will benefit candidates by allowing them to develop a wide range of industry-specific knowledge and skills, whilst also developing transferable skills.

The qualification is aimed at those intending to work in the Gaelic Media industry and who wish to further develop their knowledge, skills and practice and prepare them for employment in this field.


Course Content

During Year 1 of the Dip HE in Gaelic Media students will have the opportunity of 1 week’s work-based learning with a BBC Outside Broadcast Unit at The Royal National Mòd. Throughout the year there will be regular input from industry practitioners across a range of modules. There will be specialised masterclasses from nationally, and internationally, recognised industry specialists in technical and communication skills.

Our lecturers are industry experts who will give you all the support and practical skills you’ll need.

The delivery model to be used will be a combination of site-specific and off-campus. During the second year of the Dip HE students will spend 10 months at various media companies and broadcasters off-campus


YEAR 1 - Level SCQF 7

  • Communication Skills for Media 
  • Technical Skills
  • Editing
  • Television Research and Production Skills
  • Radio Production
  • Journalism


Year 2 - Level SCQF 8

  • Effective Team Working
  • Enhancing Interpersonal Skills
  • Professional Practice
  • Presentational Skills for Employment

All 10 modules, will be core, programme-specific modules.


Entry Requirements

For direct entry to the Diploma in Gaelic Media:

Applicants will be expected to have some formal qualification such as a University degree, HNC or HND but entry is at the discretion of the College.

Competence in Gaelic is essential.


How to Apply

If you would like an application form for the Dip HE in Gaelic Media, please contact the Registry & Admissions Office at: or phone 01471 888304.