National 5 English

Course Content

Provides learners with the opportunity to develop the skills of listening, talking, reading and writing in order to understand and use language. A range of non-fiction and quality literature are used to develop skills of understanding, analysing and evaluating. Learners will develop the skills to produce communications in different styles and formats, including written and spoken language. Learners are expected to be able to commit to a minimum further 3 hours of self study every week, to embed learning and fulfil course work requirements throughout the year.

Entry Requirements

National 4 English or equivalent. Entry to this course is at the discretion of the college. Some applicants will be required to pass a diagnostic test and short interview to confirm suitability for the programme. The distance learning programme is delivered online via the college's online learning platform, My Learning. Distance learning students are expected to have access to a computer with a camera, sound and headphones.

Method of Assessment

Internal coursework, spoken language unit, externally assessed portfolio & end exam. Satisfactory prelim mark must be achieved in order to sit the exam.

Future Prospects

Higher English, further study, employment or training.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Work-based/Flexible Learning

  • Campus

    Off Site

  • Start Date

    22 Aug 2022

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    National Qualifications

  • Course Fee


  • All course fees are reviewed annually, and subject to change. Published fees apply to the courses mode of delivery.
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