No matter where you are in the world, you can learn Gaelic online with us. Our distance learning courses are designed to take students to fluency in the language and to progress to further study, if desired.
If you have little or no previous knowledge of learning Gaelic, we would recommend you begin with our award-winning access to Gaelic course, An Cùrsa Inntrigidh. If you have some prior knowledge of Gaelic, or if you are an experienced learner, you might wish to join the accelerated version of An Cùrsa Inntrigidh, or enrol on An Cùrsa Adhartais, the next step towards fluency. Both of these courses place an emphasis on speaking and listening skills and are about giving you the confidence to use Gaelic in everyday situations.
Once you have completed An Cùrsa Adhartais, you may wish to undertake further study through the medium of Gaelic and progress to the second year of the College’s degree programme, where you can study modules on Gaelic poetry, folklore and the modern short story.
Our National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture also provides a professional development course for teachers through our Streap programme.
A unique feature of all of our courses is the support you will receive from tutors and staff as well as the opportunity to connect with other students and learners the world over.
An Cùrsa Inntrigidh
An Cùrsa Inntrigidh is a supported distance learning Gaelic course for complete beginners and learners with a little Gaelic.
CertHE An Cùrsa Adhartais
CertHE An Cùrsa Adhartais is aimed at intermediate level Gaelic learners whose goal is fluency in the language.
BA (Hons) Gaelic and Development
The BA (Hons) Gaelic and Development degree will give you work skills that are highly sought-after in Scotland, giving you the best chance in a growing jobs market for Gaelic language policy expertise and community/networks development.
BA (Hons) Gaelic Language and Culture
The BA (Hons) Gaelic Language and Culture degree looks at Gaelic society and its origins, whilst ensuring you achieve a high standard of fluency in the language.
DipHE Gaelic and Related Studies
The DipHE Gaelic and Related Studies is at level SCQF 8 and equates to Year 2 of the BA degree course at the College.
MEd Gaelic Education
The Master of Education (MEd) in Gaelic Education is a three-year programme of professional learning.
MRes Gaelic and Celtic Studies
The MRes Gaelic and Celtic Studies course provides students with a professional grounding in the fields of Gaelic and Celtic Studies.
PGDE Primary Education (Gaelic)
The PGDE Primary Education (Gaelic) course is a one-year, full-time postgraduate teaching qualification in Gaelic-medium primary teaching.
PGDE Secondary Education (Gaelic)
The PGDE Secondary Education (Gaelic) course is a one-year, full-time postgraduate teaching qualification in Gaelic-medium secondary teaching.
PDA Gaelic Translation
The Professional Development Award (PDA) in Gaelic Translation at SCQF level 11 is an SQA qualification covering specialist skills in translation and developing performance as a professional translator.
CPD Community Development
The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) award in Community Development has been designed to meet the specific development and training needs of Gaelic organisations and public authorities working in communities to maintain and regenerate the Gaelic language.
CPD Language Development
The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) award in Language Development has been designed to meet the specific development and training needs of Gaelic organisations and public authorities required to produce and implement a Gaelic language plan under the terms of the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005.