Higher ESOL Higher

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

  • Cambridfe FCE/Cambridge First,
  • SQA Intermediate 2/National 5 ESOL 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?

  • Part Time
  • Open Learning
  • Face-to-face

How long will my course last?

1 Years

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.


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?

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I want to start in 2019/20

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 age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or 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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