SCQF Level 3

Course Overview

Access to English for Work and Training course is for people who speak English as a second language and are living in the UK on a permanent or long-term basis. This course is designed to help you improve your English and confidence in order to go on to further training or enter employment. You will develop your study skills as well as work in pairs or in groups in the class. You will attend Edinburgh College for 17 hours a week for 36-weeks. You will work towards achieving the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) national certificates at Level 3 in ESOL and Core Skills and Edinburgh College (EC) units.  

English for Work & Training National 3 course information 


What You Will Learn

  • English Language: These lessons are designed to give you practice in the skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing in a communicative context. You will focus on grammar rules and structures and being able to use these appropriately. You will buy a coursebook and workbook. There will also be materials available for you to use on Moodle, the College Virtual Learning Environment. 
  • Work-Related Skills: Here you will focus on developing your English to prepare you for future work and study in the UK. This will include writing a CV and developing your presentation skills and interview skills. ICT and numeracy skills will also be covered here. 
  • Life in the UK: Here you will share and develop your knowledge of life in the UK. If you plan to apply for British Citizenship this will help to prepare you for the test. 

Entry Requirements
  • Language level at ESOL level 2/3
  • No formal qualifications required: assessment of language level, attitude, attendance and progress considered
English Proficiency Requirements
  • Assessment of language level at ESOL level 2/3
How the course is assessed

  • This is a bursary course, and you are expected to attend 100% of the course  
  • You will work towards the qualifications listed in the box above 
  • In addition, you will be given tests regularly to check and record your progress 

Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • You will be invited for a test and interview where your language level and suitability for the course will be checked
Progression And Articulation Routes

  • SQA National 4 
  • Intermediate 1 ESOL courses 

Number Of Days Per Week
  • 3 day per week
Course Cost And Funding Options
Information about funding can be found here
Start Date and Time

Full Time

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

Full Time

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

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