Academic English for Higher Studies

Course Content

This course is aimed at students who need to improve their level of English for entry onto a university degree course or a further academic course at the college. 

Students will develop speaking, reading, writing and listening in academic contexts and focus on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

Students will also develop important study skills such as giving oral presentations, note-taking, researching in English and IELTS exam preparation. 

There may be an element of online learning depending on Covid19 restrictions in place at the time.

Entry Requirements

Pass at ESOL SCQF Level 5. IELTS 5 - 5.5. Pass at B2 Level ESOL/EFL Qualification.

Method of Assessment

Ongoing continuous assessment, SQA units at Higher Level and the opportunity to sit IELTS.

Future Prospects

Progression onto SCQF Level 6/7 or equivalent at colleges or universities. Aim to increase IELTS band by 1 band level.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    29 Aug 2022

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    34 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    English Language, TEFL, British Sign Language

  • Fee stated is per academic year.  All course fees are reviewed annually, and subject to change. Published fees apply to the courses mode of delivery.
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