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ESOL Full Time Courses Granton

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 4

Study mode Full time

Duration 20 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

Cost £1008
(see funding options)

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Course overview

Please note, that applications for this course open on 9 April 2024.

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

Our full-time ESOL courses are 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 to go on to further training or enter employment. You will develop your study skills as well as work in pairs or groups in the class. You will attend Edinburgh College for 16 hours a week for 36 weeks. You will work towards achieving the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) national certificates.

At the Granton campus, you can study at the National 3 and 4 level.

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.

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.

Support for students aged 16 and 17

  • All 16 and 17-year-olds are given a 24-hour emergency number.
  • Information on ‘Keeping yourself safe in Edinburgh’ is provided at induction. A tutorial system is in place for students to discuss progress or any problems with their teacher.
  • Students are supervised in class, on class trips/activities, and during work placements.
  • Parental consent is required for class trips and work placements. Outside these hours there is no supervision of 16 and 17-year-olds.
What you will learn
  • English Language: These lessons are designed to give you practice in the skills of 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 a 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 can help to prepare you for the test.

How the course is assessed

  • This is a bursary course, and you are expected to attend 100% of the course  
  • The course is internally and externally assessed through the completion of SQA ESOL and core skills Units
  • In addition, you will be given tests regularly to check and record your progress 

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week (16 hours)

Entry requirements

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

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration Cost
Granton Campus Full time 26/08/24 20 Weeks £1008

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