• Languages

    ESOL National 5

  • SCQF Level

    Level 5

  • Attendance/Duration

    This course runs on a Tuesday evening from 6pm - 8pm for 32 weeks These times include a period for shut down procedures at the end of the night.

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Applicants should have an SQA (or equivalent) Intermediate 1 (SCQF Level 4) certificate in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at the previous level studied or complete an ESOL Initial Assessment (with a college lecturer) prior to beginning the course.

Please contact Ann Gentilomo ann.gentilomo@ayrshire.ac.uk by email to discuss the course and start your application process.

What's Involved

Our National Qualifications in ESOL develop the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking in learners whose first language is not English so that they can understand and use English. These courses develop learners’ language skills, so that they can apply knowledge of language in practical and relevant contexts.

These are two freestanding Units and have been designed for candidates whose first language is not English but who need to develop their ability to use English in a broad range of personal and social contexts. While studying these Units candidates will develop their competence in the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in English for personal and social purposes.

The National 5 ESOL Course enables learners to understand and use English language. This Course contributes towards the development of literacy skills by providing learners with opportunities to read, write, listen and speak in English.



This course is eligible for Individual Training Account (ITA) and Fee Waiver, depending on individual circumstances. For further information on funding go to our Funding and Fees tab to the right.

However, ITA applications have been put on hold by Skills Development Scotland as their initial target for applications has been met.

Any course over £150 is eligible to pay by instalments. Please contact our Finance department for further information on 01563 523501 Ext. 8558

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