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English Plus

Our English Plus courses are designed for you to improve your English language skills and get a taste of the College experience. Join our General English classes in the morning (15 hours per week) and benefit from College taster workshops on two afternoons per week.

Our College taster workshops can include an introduction to different subject areas, meeting home students, guest lectures or industry visits, practical activities in our industry-standard facilities, project-based learning. 

Students will also be able to:

  • access our extensive College facilities  
  • get a taste of college life in the UK  
  • explore vocational subject areas to inspire further study or career ambitions  
  • connect with local students and specialist lecturers from four faculty areas  
  • engage in project-based learning and use English in real-world settings 

Example timetable 

Morning classes include a 30 minute break. Afternoon classes include a 15 minute break.

Day 9.00 - 12.30 12.30 - 13.30 13.30 - 16.15
Monday General English Lunch Free time
Tuesday  General English Lunch College taster workshops
Wednesday General English Lunch Free time
Thursday General English Lunch College taster workshops
Friday General English Lunch Free time
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Courses for International Students

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Access Courses

All access courses are at either Level 5 or Level 6 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).

Access Courses

General and Intensive English

General English will enhance your language and communication skills. Intensive English will help you progress faster.

General English and Intensive English

Higher Education Courses

HNC and HND are advanced qualifications equivalent to the first two years of study at university.

Higher Education courses

Summer School

Every summer we welcome individual students and groups for a summer learning experience in Edinburgh.

Summer School

UAL Art and Design

A stepping stone from general education to specialist Higher art and design education across the UK.

Art and Design

Year Round English Language

A range of English Language programmes for students for students aged 16 and over from elementary to advanced level.

Year Round English Language Courses

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