ESOL Full-Time Level 6 SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

This programme meets the needs of candidates who wish to improve their English language and employability skills. The course will allow students to gain a Higher qualification in ESOL which will lead to progression into further / higher education or to increased employment prospects.  

This course is aimed at non-native speakers of English.  

Entry requirements

  • School leavers or others with a National 5 ESOL A or B grade or equivalent 
  • Current Inverness College ESOL students who pass the Level 5 End of Course Test and achieve a pass at A or B grade in National 5 ESOL 
  • We test and interview all potential students to ensure that they are placed in the correct level of course. 


  • Preparation for SQA Higher ESOL as well as the University of Cambridge C1 exam. 
  • Academic Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking skills 
  • Communication skills 
  • ICT Level 6 
  • An element of Scottish Historical Studies 

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Online

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



If you have been living in the UK for at least 3 years, are ordinary resident in Scotland before the course start date it is likely that you will not have to pay fees for your full time course.  Please check our Fee Waiver Policy.

Full time students will automatically receive the fee waiver if they are eligible. We will use the information provided on your course application form to determine whether you are eligible. 

Scottish students

Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)






Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)




International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)


Full time 


 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 from this course: 

  • to other Higher Courses  
  • to NC or HNC courses 
  • to BA /BSc courses
  • to employment  

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Apply for ESOL Full-Time Level 6 SCQF Level 6

I want to start in 2023/24

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.