English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Courses in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) helps you to improve your English to support day to day living at home, in the workplace and also to support other friends and family who do not have English as a first language. Our courses also suit professionals and can enhance any existing qualifications you may have received prior to commencing your studies within the UK.

We offer both full-time and part-time courses for those who have English as a second language, ranging from SQCF Level 3 to Level 5.

As well as improving your language skills and aiding in communication, ESOL Level 5 is required if you wish to study a course either at college or university- undertaking an ESOL qualification may be the first step into further study or enhanced employment opportunities. 

You will be invited to undertake a levelling assessment to ensure you will be studying at the right level.

Liliia Kondratiuk applied to study English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) after she moved to Scotland from Ukraine in 2023. She talks about her experience on the course, and how it has helped her develop her English, whilst making friends along the way.