SCQF Level 6
Community Based ESOL and Modern Languages

Course Overview

The Higher Spanish course enables learners with previous knowledge of the language to understand and use Spanish at a level that will enable them to apply knowledge and understanding on regularly encountered topics within the contexts of society, culture, learning and employability.

During the course, learners will consolidate and develop the skills of reading, listening, writing, speaking and translation. Grammar aspects will be studied within topical contexts and classroom interaction in the language will be an important aspect of the course.

This course is available as a part-time, class-based course or online, as a distance learning course. Course Fees: £268 (approx.). Fees will be confirmed when an application has been processed.

What You Will Learn
  • consolidate and develop the skills of reading, listening, writing speaking
  • translation within the four contexts, covering topics such as family and friends, lifestyles, learning in context, jobs, and other cultural aspects of the language
Entry Requirements
  • Spanish Standard Grade 1/Spanish Intermediate 2/National 5 (courses or relevant component units) or other SQA qualifications in Spanish studied at SCQF Level 5
  • This course requires the ability to study independently and applicants should identify clearly the reason for studying their chosen subject in their course application.

English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • Writing assignment, speaking exam and external SQA course exam at the end

Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • An interview may be necessary if you have achieved a qualification equivalent to an SCQF level 5
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Spanish Advanced Higher
  • Other SQA qualifications in Spanish or related areas
Career Opportunities
  • Further study, employment and/or training.
Number Of Days Per Week
  • The part-time, class-based course runs either once or twice a week (depending on demand) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 pm to 4 pm.

  • The online, distance learning course is delivered through the College’s virtual campus Moodle and offers regular contact with the course tutor, either at College, via Skype or over the phone

Course Cost And Funding Options
Fee: £326 Open Learning (year 1)
Fee: £326 Sighthill part-time (year 1)
Start Date and Time

Part Time

This course will start on…
  • Monday 30/08/2021

Open Learning

This course will start week commencing...
  • Monday 30/08/2021
End Date

Part Time

This course will end on...
  • Friday 17/06/2022

Open Learning

This course will end on...
  • Friday 17/06/2022
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

Higher and National 5 Timetable
Applying for Higher and National 5s

Online applications for Advanced Higher/Higher/National 5 courses can be made via enrolment events. All applicants who meet the entry requirements following exam results will be guaranteed a place. 

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To apply please download an SCP application form and contact your guidance teacher who will support you through your application.

NEW Higher/Nat 5 Applications

This course is not open for applications. If you have the entry requirements now you can apply at one of our enrolment events in June 2021. If you do not yet have the entry requirements and are waiting for your exam results you can apply online after 10 August 2021.

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