General English Sighthill (ESOL)
Campus Sighthill Campus
Qualification SCQF Level 4
Study mode Multiple available
Duration 15 - 20 weeks
Start date Multiple available
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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.
This course will focus on the four skills of speaking reading and writing as well as building your grammar and vocabulary.
For all courses, you will need to spend between £30 and £50 on course books and resources. For information on refund of course fees please read our Refund Policy.
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.
How the course is assessed
- The course is internally and externally assessed through the completion of SQA ESOL and core skills Units.
Number of days per week
- 3 days for the full-time course
- 2 days for the part-time course
- 2 evenings for the evening course
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
ESOL Course Fee Information
|Campus||Study mode||Start date||Duration|
|Sighthill Campus||Evening||28/08/23||15 Weeks|
|Sighthill Campus||Part time||28/08/23||20 Weeks|
|Sighthill Campus||Full time||28/08/23||20 Weeks|
|Sighthill Campus||Full time||22/01/24||20 Weeks|
|Sighthill Campus||Evening||25/01/24||20 Weeks|
|Sighthill Campus||Part time||25/01/24||20 Weeks|
Funding & Fees
When you are thinking about starting college, one of the most important things to consider is funding and how you intend to pay for some of the costs that come with being a student.
If you are thinking about applying for a course at Edinburgh College we have provided a number of resources to guide you smoothly through this process.