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  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 3
  • Course Type:   Full-time


This course is for people who have a basic understanding of the English language or have completed ESOL study at level 2. It aims to improve language skills including reading, writing, listening and speaking. You will also study Core Skills, for example ICT and Communications.

  • What the course includes

    The course includes the National 3 ESOL award and a range of units to support your study and your understanding of the language for use at home and work. This course prepares you for further ESOL study. You will cover a range of units for example:

    ESOL for Everyday Life

    ESOL in Context

    ESOL: Speaking and listening 

ESOL National 3

Why choose this course

This course provides a platform to enhance understanding of spoken and written English. Completing this course will support your progression to further full time or part time study.

Entry requirements

Expected to be working at level 2 or above (we will assess this)

If you are at beginner level there are other options we can offer you, for example you can access free study with West Lothian Council.

  • Where it leads

    Education: Further study at college. 

    Employment: Enhanced employment opportunities.

Interview arrangements

We will invite you to meet in college or online to assess your level of English language. This takes around two hours.

Fees, Finance & Funding

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds. Click here to find out more.

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.