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    National 5 English

  • SCQF Level

    Level 5

  • Attendance/Duration

    This class runs on a Tuesday evening in Ayr or Thursday evening in Kilwinning from 6pm to 9pm for 32 weeks. These times include a period for shut down procedures at the end of the night.

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This course will prepare you for National 5 English depending on your previous knowledge and qualifications.

As this is a fast track course, it suits independent, self motivated students who can dedicate 3-6 hours per week additional study outside college.

Entry requirements - minimum entry requirements for Nat 5:

  • Nat4 English course or above or equivalent

After you have applied, you will be invited to the college for an information session and to complete a short written test in English. This is to check suitability for the course. You will have the opportunity to clarify the course content and course workload.

Please note that due to the high level of challenge presented by National Courses, and the significant demand for these programmes, the above represents the minimum entry requirements. Not all applicants who meet the minimum entry will be offered a place on a course.

What's Involved

You will develop listening, talking, reading and writing skills to understand and use language. You will also develop your understanding of the complexities of language by studying a wide range of texts. The course also develops high levels of analytical thinking and understanding of the impact of language.

As this is a fast track course, you will need to dedicate 3-6 hours per week in self study in addition to class attendance. In class, you will participate actively in discussion, reading and written tasks focusing on the course and exam success.



This course is eligible for Individual Training Account (ITA), depending on individual circumstances. For further information on funding go to our Funding and Fees tab to the right. Apply for your funding now to ensure it is in place before your course starts.

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

Start Date

21 Aug 2018




Start Date

23 Aug 2018




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