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ESOL Course Fees

ESOL General English Courses

Course Study Mode Course Length Hours Per Week HOME Fees (may be subject to change)
Beginners and Elementary  Short Full-Time 18-weeks 16 hours a week plus 4 hours self-study Bursary funded, fees may apply
Pre-Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate  Short Full-Time 18-weeks 16 hours a week plus 4 hours self-study Bursary funded, fees may apply
Elementary to Upper-Intermediate  Part-Time 18-weeks 10 hours a week plus 3 hours self-study £308
Elementary to Upper-Intermediate  Evening 15-weeks 4 hours a week plus 1-hour self-study £246

Exam Preparation Classes: FCA, CAE and IELTS

Course Study Mode Course Length Hours Per Week HOME Fees (may be subject to change)
FCE  Part-Time 18-weeks 10 hours a week plus 2 hours self-study £308
Cambridge B2 First or C1 Advanced Evening 15-weeks 4 hours a week plus 1-hour self-study £246
IELTS Preparation  Part-Time 18-weeks 4 hours a week plus 2-hours self-study £246

Cambridge B2 First/C1 Advanced  

If you want to take the Cambridge B2 First or C1 Advanced exams or the IELTS test, you will have to pay exam fees of approximately;

  • £120 for Cambridge B2 First
  • £135 for Cambridge C1 Advanced

More details can be found on the Cambridge English Website and the British Council website. 

Full Year Bursary Funded Courses

Our full-year bursary-funded courses are 16 hours a week plus 4 hours of self-study.

  • NQ Higher ESOL Level 6
  • NQ ESOL for Work Level 5
  • ESOL for Employability Level 5
  • English for Work and Training Levels 2,3 and 4
  • Access to College Level 4 - Young Learners National 3 and 4
  • ESOL for Access to Care and Health Professions Level 5

Material Costs  

You will be expected to buy:  

  • Coursebook  
  • Workbook  
  • Dictionary  

Your class teacher will tell you which book to buy, costs will be between £30 - £50 and you may be able to get funding for these. 

International and EU Fees 

For information on International and EU fees, please contact the International Office. international@edinburghcollege.ac.uk.

Assistance with Fees  

If you are working, you may be eligible for help with fees through Skills Development Scotland.  

If you receive any of the following or are on a low income, you may be eligible for a fee waiver. If you receive Universal Credit you need to come into the college drop-in sessions to check your fee status. You do not need to pay fees if you are:  

  • Under 21  
  • An asylum seeker or has a Humanitarian Protection Status  
  • Humanitarian Protection Status  
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ESOL Courses

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.

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