National 5 ESOL National 5

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

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



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

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • Progression to SQA Higher ESOL
  • Progression to other college courses 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.

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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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