English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Intermediate Equivalent to SCQF Level 5

For speakers of other languages who want to strengthen their command of the English language.


Why take this course?

This intermediate course is aimed at speakers of other languages who want to further enhance their English language capabilities to pursue higher levels of study or employment.

Full-time ESOL courses are offered at 3 levels:

  • Elementary (Equivalent to SCQF Level 3)
  • Pre-Intermediate (B1) (Equivalent to SCQF Level 4)
  • Intermediate (B2) (Equivalent to SCQF Level 5)

What you will experience

This intermediate level course will strengthen your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills relevant to every day, professional and academic contexts, ensuring you are confident and able in your communications.

In addition, you will develop a good understanding of important topics such as citizenship, employability, enterprise and the use of information technology.

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Key facts

Mode of study
1 Year
Subject area

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, HNC or perhaps even HND level, where you can choose from a range of different subjects.


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Aberdeen City Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2019
1 Year
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Ellon Learning Centre

STARTS Duration Code
August 2019
1 Year
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Fraserburgh Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2019
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.