English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Pre-intermediate SCQF Level 4

For speakers of other languages who want to improve their English language capabilities.


Why take this course?

This course will develop your communication skills so that you can enhance your educational prospects by continuing to study within further/higher education, enhance your employment prospects or simply communicate more easily. You will develop core language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking, as well as other essential transferable skills.

Full-time ESOL course is offered at 2 levels:

  • Pre-Intermediate (B1) - SCQF Level 4
  • Intermediate (B2) - SCQF Level 5

What you will experience

You will strengthen your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills relevant to every day, professional and academic contexts to ensure you are confident and able in your communications. You will also study topics such as citizenship, employability, enterprise and the use of Information Technology.

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Key facts

Entry requirements

All applicants should be literate in their first language. Prior to the course commencing, all applicants are tested and placed in classes according to their level of English.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

On completion of this course you could progress to study at NC level, where you can choose from a range of different subjects. 


For more information about job opportunities, salaries and employment rates in this industry, visit the Career Coach website.


Places are still available on this course, which started in August 2017. Please see below for your options.

Ellon Learning Centre

STARTS Duration Code
August 2017
1 Year
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Fraserburgh Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2017
1 Year
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Online applications

You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the 'Apply Online' button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.

Paper applications

You may submit a paper application form, and return it to us completed and signed.

All completed paper applications should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330
Email: enquiry@nescol.ac.uk

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website: www.nescol.ac.uk, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.