SQA National Courses: Highers and National 5 (Anniesland Campus)

Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
23 Aug 2021
Qualification Type
SQA National Award
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

Applications are now closed.

This programme of one National 5 and two Highers (SCQF levels 5 and 6) offers you the opportunity to study three National Course subjects. You will sit SQA national exams in these three subjects in May 2022.

What will I learn?

Higher English develops communication skills through the development of language and literature.

National 5 Applications of Mathematics enables you to interpret real life problems and situations applying mathematical solutions e.g. income tax, national insurance.

Higher Sociology develops an understanding of key sociological thinkers and how their theories can be applied to areas of social life such as social mobility, education and culture.

Please note that due to the impact of COVID-19, this course will be delivered via a blended learning approach - which may include limited face-to-face learning on campus combined with remote learning off-campus and digital learning approaches. If and when delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place. If you require any support in learning digitally please inform the Course Leader or Student Support team.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • For National 5 Application of Mathematics we require a pass at National 4 Maths (with added value unit) 
  • For Higher English we require an A or B pass at National 5 English, or equivalent
  • For Higher Sociology we require an A or B pass at National 5 in a related subject area

Due to the high level of challenge presented by National Courses, and the significant demand for this programme, please note that the above represents minimum entry requirements. Our selection processes will also take into account the breadth of subjects studied previously and must show evidence of progression within that. An academic reference may be required.

Note that the personal statement section of the application form is an important part of our selection process and must be completed fully with as much detail as possible.

Applications that do not include a personal statement or qualification details are automatically rejected.

Applicants below the statutory school leaving age at the start of the programme are not usually accepted. 

Please note that due to the high number of applications received not all applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements will be invited to an information session.

If English is not your first language, for study at SCQF level 6, you must be able to demonstrate English language skills at SQA Higher level or equivalent.

Please make sure all qualifications and grades listed are accurate as these will be checked and failure to supply the correct information may result in your application being rejected.

Employer and industry links

This course provides access to a range of further study opportunities, both general and vocational in addition to enhancing employment prospects in a wide range of areas.

Jobs and further study

This course primarily provides acces to futher study in social sciences, childcare, social care, health care, teaching and public services.

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and will be in contact as per the following stages:

  • Initial selection for information sessions will be based on the information supplied in the application form, in particular the qualifications already gained or pending and your personal statement. You should be prepared to make your subject choices at this session.
  • Following the group information session we will then check your qualifications in relation to your subject choices and you will receive one of the following:
    • An unconditional offer
    • A conditional offer (usually based on results pending). Please note it is your responsibility to ensure you notify us if you have met your conditions within 5 days of SQA results being published.
    • An invitation to interview
    • A rejection 

Note that the majority of information sessions take place between mid-April and June

The results of interviews will be notified within 10 working days of the interview.

Once an offer is received you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.

If a place is unavailable at your campus of first choice, you may be offered a place at our other campus and you must also respond to this within the timescale above.

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information, including information on Student Funding, Joining Instructions, and Induction Date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6064