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ESOL

Access to College Level 4 - Young Learners

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 4

Study mode Full time

Start date Aug 2024

Cost £1008
(see funding options)

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Course overview

ESOL applications are now full and applications are closed. 

Edinburgh College is one of Scotland's largest year-round providers of English Language courses. Our College-based ESOL classes are accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English.

The average class size is 18 – 20 with a maximum of 23. You must be aged 16 or older to study ESOL courses in college.

This course is appropriate if you speak English as a second language and want to improve your English language skills for work or further training. It's ideal if you are living in the UK on a permanent or long-term basis. The course aims to develop your language skills and your confidence over 16 hours a week of taught classes, directed self-study, and personal tutorial time.

This is an Intermediate Level course. The course will also focus on study, language and employability skills. You will have the opportunity to improve your IT and numeracy.

This course is particularly suited for people aged 16 to 24. This course is bursary funded so you will not have to pay course fees and may be eligible for other bursary funding. You will be expected to buy the course materials as specified by your tutor (approximately £45). 

More information about ESOL course costs is available on the ESOL Course Fees page.

What you will learn

  • English language skills of reading writing listening and speaking.
  • You will develop your grammar at an Intermediate level.
  • You will extend your general and work vocabulary.
  • You will study the core skills of numeracy and IT.
  • You will organise an event.
  • You will develop skills in applying for work and going to interviews.

How the course is assessed

  • The course is internally assessed.

Number of days per week

  • Three days (16 hours)

Entry requirements

  • SQA National 3 or equivalent.
  • Assessment of language level as part of the application.
  • International students (students from outside the UK without settled or pre-settled status excluding asylum seekers, refugees and Humanitarian Protection Status) will need to check visa requirements. Please go to the International section of the website.

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • You will be invited for a test and interview where your language level and suitability for the course will be checked.

English Proficiency Requirements

SQA Access 3 or equivalent.

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Progress onto the next level of ESOL.
  • Progress onto NC ESOL for Employability Level 5.
  • Progress to other level 5 ESOL and Employability courses.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Cost
Sighthill Campus Full time 26/08/24 £1008

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