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 MEd Gaelic Education course.
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 is a supported distance learning Gaelic course for complete beginners and learners with a little Gaelic.
CertHE An Cùrsa Adhartais is aimed at intermediate level Gaelic learners whose goal is fluency in the language.
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.
The Master of Education (MEd) in Gaelic Education is a three-year programme of professional learning.
The MRes Gaelic and Celtic Studies course provides students with a professional grounding in the fields of Gaelic and Celtic Studies.
The PGDE Primary Education (Gaelic) course is a one-year, full-time postgraduate teaching qualification in Gaelic-medium primary teaching.
The PGDE Secondary Education (Gaelic) course is a one-year, full-time postgraduate teaching qualification in Gaelic-medium secondary teaching.
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.
This innovative, and widely-acclaimed course, MSc Material Culture and Gàidhealtachd History, gives you the opportunity to examine and to investigate Gaelic society and civilisation – entirely, and uniquely, through the language of the people themselves.
The PhD Gaelic and Celtic Studies provides students with an opportunity to undertake research at a professional level in the fields of Gaelic and Celtic Studies.
Are you a pupil support assistant in Gaelic medium education or an early years practitioner and interested in completing a professional qualification? Do you work with young people? As part of the SVQ3 course, you will develop a portfolio of evidence related to knowledge, skills and abilities related to your work.