This qualification consists of a coursework portfolio, a talk component and a final examination.
The exam in May covers everything you've done in the course, so it shows that you've understood what you've learned while working towards your qualification and can put it in context. The exam also helps to decide your overall grade.
English: National 5 (A/B), Intermediate 2 (Credit), Standard Grade (1/2)
This course is at SCQF Level 6 therefore applicants must have English/Communication at a minimum SCQF Level 5. Those with alternative relevant experience and learning may be considered following discussion with the Course Leader.
Due to the high number of applications received, not all applicants who meet the minimum requirements can be selected for interview. Therefore, a well-written personal statement will be supportive in this process.
Prelim Examination: There is a prelim examination in March.
External Examination: The examination is in May. This is set by SQA and you sit it at the same time as all students in Scotland.
Skills, knowledge and understanding for the course
The following provides a broad overview of the subject skills, knowledge and understanding developed in the course:
For the purposes of the course, the skills of reading, writing, talking and listening are further defined as:
• Entry to teacher training colleges for Primary Teaching. Entry to Postgraduate course.
• English is relevant to most career choices.