English For Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): SCQF Levels 1-3 Certificate

What is special about this course?

ESOL classes help non-native speakers to improve their English for everyday life and the workplace. These classes focus on practical language and cover reading, writing, speaking, pronunciation and listening skills.

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Special features:

  • You can study our ESOL courses part time in the daytime or evening
  • You can progress to Certificate courses at SCQF Levels 4-6
  • You will be assessed to confirm what ESOL level you will study


Entry requirements

  • A placement test and interview OR
  • SQA ESOL Certificate OR
  • Cambridge English Certificate OR
  • equivalent to the above.

Course content includes:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

This course is delivered face-to-face on campus.

How long will my course last?

1 Year

You will study 3 hours per week over one academic year.

You can study in the daytime or evening.

A decision to accept students for shorter periods will be made at our discretion - please contact us for details.

This course is free of charge.



Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

Start date


Late applications may be accepted. Please contact us for details. 


This course is free of charge. You will need to prove your right to live, work and study in the UK.


Our Student Finance Advisers can advise you on all aspects of student funding. The support available depends upon your personal circumstances.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

Additional costs

Our ESOL courses are free of charge. You will need to prove your right to live, work and study in the UK.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of your course you may progress to the next level ESOL course or to another course in further or higher education.

Is there more information available online?

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ESOL classes are a great way of meeting new people and developing your English language skills. They will help you to improve your confidence and to overcome some of the challenges of everyday situations.
Siobhan Mackie, ESOL Lecturer

Apply for this course

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Moray. UHI Moray operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.