SCQF Level 4
Travel & Tourism, International & Commercial

Course Overview

This course is for people wishing to learn or improve their English Language skills. You can choose between our two core programmes:

  • General English (15 hours per week)
  • Intensive English (20 hours per week)

If you choose Intensive English, you can choose to focus on your communication skills (English Plus) or academic English and exam preparation (IELTS Preparation).

Students in all courses can also choose to join our Social Programme.



What You Will Learn

  • All students will focus on improving the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. You will also extend your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary whilst improving your communication skills.
  • Our English Plus course will prepare you to use English in real-world contexts. You will explore interesting topics, learn to express yourself in English, and improve your presentation skills and functional language.
  • Our IELTS Preparation course will help you to prepare to take the IELTS English language exam. It can also be used to prepare you for other English language exams or to improve your academic English more generally.

Placement Information
You will have an English language test on your first day of Summer School and be placed in the appropriate class for your level.
How the course is assessed
The course is internally assessed. You will be provided with an Edinburgh College certificate of study when you complete the course.
Number Of Days Per Week/Day Of The Week/Time Of The Day
General English classes take place every morning Monday-Friday. Intensive English classes will take place every morning Monday-Friday, and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
Course Cost And Funding Options
Information about funding can be found here
Course Delivery
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

Our Campuses
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Stage 1

Complete our online Summer School Application Form 

Stage 2 (For students aged 16 and 17 only)

Students aged 16 and 17 will be sent the Summer School Information for Parents and Parental Agreement Form. This must be signed by a parent or guardian before we can confirm your place on the course.

Stage 3

We will check your application, and will send you a Conditional Offer Letter to confirm the details of your booking, and the total course fee. At this stage you will need to pay a £200 non-refundable deposit to confirm your place on the course. You may also pay your fees in full at this stage. If you require a visa to study in the UK, we may request a higher deposit / full fee payment.

Stage 4

We will send you an Unconditional Offer Letter and an information pack with more details about your course, the college and Edinburgh, including maps and instructions for the first day of your course. The letter will include details of how to pay your remaining fees. These will be due 1 month before your Summer School start date. 

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