Being a Gaelic teacher
As a Gaelic teacher, you’ll be responsible for teaching young people about an important part of Scottish culture. Thousands of children in Scotland are brought up in Gaelic – with the Western Isles being pegged as officially bilingual.
To teach Gaelic at secondary level, you need to study a four-year combined degree in secondary education with a focus on Gaelic.
Four-year university course in education
For the four-year combined degree and other undergraduate degree programmes you must have at least:
- English and two other National Qualifications at SCQF Level 6 (Higher Grade) AND
- Mathematics and one other subject at SCQF Level 5 (or an accepted alternative, for example, National 5, Credit Standard Grade or Intermediate 2).
Check the entry requirements with the course provider.
PGDE university courses
Here’s a university you can study for a PDGE in Gaelic at secondary level. Entry requirements vary so it’s best to check with the course provider.
I had considered a career in teaching for quite some time, from my early years at secondary school. As I grew older, I knew I wanted to be in a career where I could inspire people to achieve their potential, but I also wanted to help young people realise the value and worth of speaking Gàidhlig.
Josie Burgess - Gaidhlig teacher at Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu/Glasgow Gaelic School