NQ ESOL for Study Level 6
Campus Sighthill Campus
Qualification SCQF Level 6
Study mode Full time
Duration 41 weeks
Course enquiry form
Please note, applications for this course open on 9th 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.
This course is designed to improve your English language skills in order to gain entry to university/further study or to register as a doctor or nurse in the UK. The course aims to help you improve by one IELTS band level over an academic year. During this course, you will develop your reading, writing, listening, speaking and independent study skills in an academic context. You will complete the SQA Higher ESOL qualification and preparation for the IELTS test as part of your course. Upon completion of this course, you will be fully prepared to sit the IELTS exam.
This course includes taught classes, directed self-study and personal tutorial time. 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 £70). The IELTS exam fee (approximately £135) is not included in the cost of the course.
Please note these courses are for applicants whose first language is not 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.
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 skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in an academic and general context
- Academic study and presentation skills
- Preparation for the IELTS exam
- SQA Higher ESOL (study context)
How the course is assessed
- You will be assessed through SQA Higher assessments
- There is an option to sit your IELTS exam for an added fee
Number of days per week
- 3 days per week (16 hours)
- You should have a level of English equivalent to IELTS 5.5, SQA National 5 grade B or above or Cambridge First Certificate at grade B or above
- You should have plans to study at university or to register with the General Medical Council
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
- A place on the course is dependent on an interview and language level test
English Proficiency RequirementsIELTS 5.5
Progression and Articulation Routes
- Further study at Edinburgh College or university
You can gain medical registration in the UK if you are a trained medical professional
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