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  • Start date:   August 2019
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 6
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    SCQF Level:   06


The main purpose of the course is to provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills of listening, talking, reading and writing in order to understand and use language. This course will require an extra evening for more than one week during the year.

Start Date:  29/08/19
Days of Week:  Thursday 
Time:  6.00-9.00pm
Duration:  35 weeks
Cost: £375

You can download an enrolment form here

You can read more about the enrolment process here


  • What the course includes

    Language is at the heart of the Higher English course. Higher English is representative of a set of highly valued, and highly valuable, language skills giving candidates the opportunity to contribute to and to flourish within a communications-driven society.

Why choose this course?

This course is for those who wish to develop their language and communication skills through the exploration and creation of detailed and complex language, literature and media texts. It provides students with opportunities to develop aspects of learning which are transferable across many disciplines.

Entry Requirements

  • National 5 English
  • Where it leads


    • Further Study


    • Enhanced employment opportunities

Interview Arrangements

An interview is required for this course

Fees, Finance and Funding

ITA update:

Individual Training Account funding has now been closed to new Applicants as of 7th December 2018. Applicants should be able to apply again from April 2019, subject to Skills Development Scotland making new funds available. For more information on ITA and the rules and regulations surrounding them please visit


What options do I have for paying my course fees?

West Lothian College accept payment in full for all part time courses by Cash, Card, Bank Transfer or Cheque.


In response to the unforeseen withdrawal of ITA funding, West Lothian College have put in place an option for students to pay their course fees by instalments. This can be discussed with our Student Advice team at the time of your enrolment, and they will explain all the options and terms and conditions to you.


If you have any further questions or queries please contact Student Advice by email on

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