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ESOL Upper-Intermediate Course (Eve)

(SCQF level 5)

English as a Second Language (ESOL), Education and Humanities

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Mode of Study


Start Date

7th Sep 2020, 36 weeks


External Site


£ 585


This course will develop the range of your English skills. It also includes an externally assessed exam, SQA ESOL National 5. Successful completion of this course can help you progress to Level 6 NC college courses and corresponds to B2 on the CEFR.

If you haven't been resident in an EU country for the last three years you will need to pay course fees at a higher rate, for more details contact the Finance Department on 0141 375 5194.

Please note the following:-

  • Due to Covid-19, at least the first 12 weeks of the course will be delivered online.
  • The college aims to maximise the success of learners in each course. For this reason, we control the student entry to find the most appropriate course.
  • The level the student selects on booking is only provisional.
  • ESOL lecturers will test students’ English skills at the very start of the course.
  • Where required, a student will move to a different level according to the decision of the ESOL lecturers.
  • Students cannot join the course late without completing a level test.
  • Entry to the ESOL Upper-Intermediate (SQA National 5) Exam Course is strictly limited to students who have already achieved SQA ESOL National 4 (or equivalent).
  • The course runs from Sep to Jun and is a combination of general English, English in the contexts of study and employability (including internal SQA units at SQA ESOL National 5 level), plus exam preparation for the final, external SQA exam. 

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • You should be able to show you have attained the English level below this course level. 

What you study

You'll study:

  • Reading.
  • Writing.
  • Listening.
  • Speaking in English.

This is an Exam Preparation Course. There is a significant student workload to prepare for assessments and the year-end exam.

Experienced lecturers will use a combination of engaging interactive language learning tasks as well as face-to-face online sessions.

Continuing Study

Achieving a grade A or B in the SQA ESOL National 5 exam will allow access to ESOL Advanced (SQA Higher).

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    7th Sep 2020, 36 weeks
  • Location:
    External Site
  • Cost:
    £ 585