English Language (ESOL) - Full-Time

Course Content

Helps learners improve their English language skills in order to prepare for living, working and studying in the UK and for international communication. The course develops reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary.  There is a strong focus on interactive communication and the course also includes project work with a special focus on Scotland, guided self-study one-to-one support from a dedicated group tutor and cultural visits and events. 

Gardyne Campus: Beginner – Advanced

Arbroath Campus: Elementary - Intermediate (dependent on student numbers)

Applicants with settled and pre-settled status are eligible for course funding.

The course may include some online learning. The amount will be dependent on Covid19 restrictions.

Please see information sheet for more details

Full-time Courses in ESOL information sheet

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for the course but applicants must have basic literacy skills in English. Applicants living locally must attend a group interview/information session and will be tested to determine their English language level.  Applicants living abroad will be asked to do a written task and return by email.  They must then attend an information/testing session in August. Minimum age: normally 18, but students over 16 may be accepted if they are staying with family or a legal guardian

Method of Assessment

Regular tests with all learners progressing towards SQA Units. Learners may also undertake Cambridge English Qualifications.

Future Prospects

On successful completion and dependent on the level achieved, learners can progress to university, other college courses or benefit from enhanced work prospects.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Arbroath Campus

  • Start Date

    29 Aug 2022

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    English Language, TEFL, British Sign Language

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page
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