National 5 ESOL

What is special about this course?

This interesting course at upper intermediate level prepares candidates for Cambridge FCE (First Certificate English).

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.

Sitting the University of Cambridge Advanced Certificate exam is not obligatory. Students may attend the course to improve their English language skills.

Entry requirements

  • For adult learners
  • PET or equivalent
  • Candidates contact the college to sit a placement test.

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 ESOL Advanced course
  • Cambridge CAE or ESOL Business course
  • Cambridge BEC Vantage FCE is valued for entry to college study at HNC/HND level and is recognised by a few universities and business schools.

Is there more information available online?

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

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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