National 5 ESOL

What is special about this course?

This interesting course at an upper intermediate level can be studied part-time as a stand-alone subject or as part of the Highers programme. It offers candidates an SQA Level 5 Certificate in ESOL.

This certificate recognises the ability to understand the main ideas of complex pieces of writing, to hold a conversation on a fairly wide range of topics, to express opinions and present arguments, to produce clear, detailed writing, expressing opinions and explaining the advantages and disadvantages of different points of view.

Entry requirements

  • For adult learners
  • Cambridge PET or National 4 ESOL, or equivalent
  • A college placement test and interview.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

How long will my course last?

1 Years

How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment plus Cambridge exam at the end of the year.

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 can I do on completion of my course?

  • Progression to SQA Higher ESOL
  • Progression to other college course at level 6
  • Progression to Cambridge CAE
  • Both Cambridge CAE and Higher ESOL are valued for entry to college to study an HNC/HND level are are recognised by universities and business schools.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for National 5 ESOL

I want to start in 2017/18

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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