Gaelic is recognised as an official language in Scotland, and was once the main language across Scotland. Its influence can still be seen far and wide in place names, mountain names and even on official buildings, while there are bilingual road signs on the west coast and islands.
But the real influence of Gaelic is on the future of Scotland, as an integral part of our heritage, national identity and cultural life.
SQA is committed to the objectives set out in the National Plan for Gaelic and the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005 which recognises Gaelic as an official language of Scotland, commanding equal respect to English.
We provide a range of Gaelic qualifications suitable for everyone from learners to fluent speakers. They don’t just focus on language skills, they also incorporate musical, cultural, historic and vocational elements.
Choose an SCQF level below to see all the SQA qualifications in the Gaelic sector.
Choose a SCQF or QCF level below to see all the SQA qualifications in the Gaelic sector.