Higher ESOL

What is special about this course?

The SQA Higher ESOL course is delivered as part of the Highers programme (but can be taken as a stand-alone subject).  It will also prepare you for Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English). 

You will be able to read quickly enough to cope with an academic course, understand complex opinions, produce clear, well-structured and detailed pieces of writing, speak well with a good degree of fluency, and use English flexibly for social, professional and academic purposes.


Entry requirements

  • FCE or equivalent
  • SQA Intermediate 2/National 5 or equivalent
  • College placement test and interview.

You will perfect your skills in:

  • reading
  • writing
  • speaking
  • listening
  • communication
  • ICT

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Face-to-face

How long will my course last?

1 Years

How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment plus Higher exam at the end of May and Cambridge exam in June.

Where can I study my course?

  • Inverness Campus

Start date


How much will my course cost?

For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.

What funding can I apply for?

Students may qualify for ILA funding, or fee-waiver

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • Progression to further courses at level 7.
  • Employment
  • Career progression.
  • Higher ESOL and CAE are valued internationally for university entrance as well as in the international business world.

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Higher ESOL

I want to start in 2018/19

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Inverness College UHI. Inverness College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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