EC Default Banner

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.

Edinburgh College is one of Scotland’s largest colleges, with around 26,000 students across 4 campuses in Edinburgh city. Our four faculties deliver high-quality teaching in a wide range of subjects for local and international students. As part of our English Plus programme, you will have the opportunity to join College taster workshops in a wide range of subject areas across our four faculties.

What to expect

In the mornings you will join our General English classes. On two afternoons per week, you will join College taster workshops.

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
Member of the International team working at their desk in an office.

Apply Now

If you have any questions or need help with your application, please email

Before you come to study with us, there are a few things to ensure you have checked and completed, find out more about our fees and immigration information.

Apply Now Fees and Immigration Information

Courses for International Students

Applications, Fees and Information

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

Group of students on a social programme standing for a group photo at the Kelpies, which are a large metal horse structure.

Social and Cultural Programmes

Make the most of your time in Edinburgh. Explore cultural and historical highlights and get to know your classmates outside the classroom.

Bespoke Teacher Training

Bespoke Teacher Training Programmes For Groups

Edinburgh College is an established provider of Teacher Development Programmes for groups of professionals from many different countries.

Learn More

Contact Us

If you would like further information about any of our courses or services please get in touch with us.

Make an enquiry
Enter your full name

Enter your message
This form collects your name and email address so we can contact you with information relating courses. Read our privacy policy to find out how we collect, store and use your data (and for information on withdrawing your consent).