NC in Celtic StudiesWho this course is for
This course is open to all but is particularly aimed at attracting those who may be recent school leavers, and mature adults returning to education. You should possess one of the following:
– 3 Nationals at level 5 or above, one of which should be English
– 3 Intermediate 2 National Courses, one of which should be English
– work experience or volunteering in the creative and cultural industries will be considered for mature students
– equivalent qualifications from other countries, providing the competencies can be identified and are appropriate. Where English is not the first language of candidates, it is recommended that they possess English for Speakers of other Languages qualifications, or equivalent.

However, the college supports the tradition of social inclusion and provides opportunities for applicants from non-traditional programmes. In such cases, the College take into account experience, life skills and potential ability.

What you will learn  
Celtic Studies Here you will investigate the origins and migrations of early Celtic peoples, as well as about Celtic identity
History of the Celts in Scotland You will learn about impact of Celtic culture and peoples on the development of both early and modern Scottish history.
Storytelling in the Celtic Tradition Aspects of the Celtic storytelling tradition is the focus of this topic.
Politics in the Celtic Nations You will learn about the influence of Celtic heritage and languages on the politics of the Celtic nations.
Heritage Industry in Scotland You will investigate the current heritage industry and about the experience of visitor attractions.
Gaelic You will learn Gaelic at either learner or fluent speaker level. Includes a residential cultural visit to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in Skye to develop Gaelic language skills.

Future prospects

Successful completion of the NC in Celtic Studies will allow progression to Higher National Programmes in Social Science, Events Management and Tourism; or a degree programme in Scottish or Celtic Studies. It also prepares you for first entry level employment in the creative and cultural sector (e.g.. trainee venue assistant, front of house assistant, tour guide, museum guide)

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