ESOL National 5

What is special about this course?

This level 5 course will improve reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. It will prepare you for SQA National 5 ESOL as well as Cambridge First. You will also gain certificates in ESOL for Employability and ICT.

Entry requirements

  • SQA Intermediate 1, or National 4 ESOL, or Cambridge PET or equivalent
  • A college placement test and interview.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time


How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



Fee information for part time Further Education courses

A Fee Waiver could be available to help with the payment of course fees depending on your personal circumstances, please check our Fee Waiver Policy to see if you are eligible.

Scottish students

Further Education (SCQF 1-6) level 



Part-time (per single Higher)



Rest of UK and International students 

Further Education (SCQF 1-6) level 


Part-time (per single Higher)


Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

Please contact if you have any further questions on fees.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • Progression to SQA Higher ESOL
  • Progression to other college courses at level 6

The course will open opportunities for advanced study and better employment. 

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for ESOL National 5

Applications for this subject are currently closed.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Inverness. UHI Inverness 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.