Teach in Gaelic

Great teachers are at the heart of Gaelic education, and in Scotland, any teacher must have a suitable University level qualification to achieve professional registration with the General Teaching Council Scotland.

There is the opportunity to study Gaelic Education at undergraduate level, but postgraduate courses are available in Scotland as well. There is the opportunity to teach in Gaelic in primary schools, teach Gaelic as a subject in secondary schools, or teach other subjects through the medium of Gaelic in secondary.

More information can be found in the GTCS booklet “So you want to teach in Gaelic?”

Bòrd na Gàidhlig provides support for teaching students through the Educational Grants Scheme. More information can be found here.

Teach in Gaelic at Primary Level

Great teachers are at the heart of the revitalisation and development of Gaelic, and it is a priority for Bòrd na Gàidhlig and its partners to service this.

If you want to be a teacher in Gaelic at primary level, you must meet the usual requirements for being a teacher in Scotland under General Teaching Council for Scotland’s registration scheme. Full details are available here.

Support for teaching students is available through the Educational Grants Scheme run by Bòrd na Gàidhlig. More information is available here.

Bòrd na Gàidhlig runs an annual conference for new teachers every year to support them at the start of their career. Contact us for the latest information. We also support Stòrlann who run CLPL opportunities for teachers throughout the year.

If you are already a teacher and have a level of Gaelic skills (around B1 on the CEFR) you may be interested in the Gaelic Immersion for Teachers scheme. You must speak to your local authority in the first instance. You can find guidance here.

If you are more fluent and wish to develop your language skills and your knowledge of bilingual education, perhaps the STREAP course will be suitable for you.

Teach in Gaelic at Secondary Level

Great teachers are at the heart of the revitalisation and development of Gaelic, and it is a priority for Bòrd na Gàidhlig and its partners to service this.

If you want to be a teacher in Gaelic at secondary level, teaching Gaelic as a subject to fluent speakers or learners, or delivering other subjects through the medium of Gaelic, you must meet the usual requirements for being a teacher in Scotland under the registration scheme of the General Teaching Council for Scotland. Full details are here.

There is support for teaching students available through the Educational Grants Scheme run by Bòrd na Gàidhlig. More information is available here.

Bòrd na Gàidhlig runs an annual conference for new teachers every year to support them at the start of their career. Contact us for the latest information about this. We also support Stòrlann who run CLPL opportunities for teachers throughout the year.

If you are already a teacher and you have a level of Gaelic skills (around B1 on the CEFR) you may be interested in the Gaelic Immersion for Teachers scheme. You must speak to your local authority in the first instance. You can find guidance here.

If you are more fluent and wish to develop your language skills and your knowledge of bilingual education, perhaps the STREAP course will be suitable for you.