English for Speakers of Other Languages: Levels 4-6 Certificate
What is special about this course?
ESOL courses enable non-native speakers of English to develop their English language skills at different levels through the study of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
Enhanced language skills are beneficial for everyday life, work and study in the UK. ESOL qualifications provide you with opportunities to gain better employment and to progress onto further courses of study in further and higher education.
SQA ESOL units are currently offered at levels 4-6.
If you are studying the advanced course you will also have the opportunity to gain a Level 6 (Higher) exam qualification.
Higher ESOL is accepted as an entry requirement by universities across Scotland and is accepted in place of Higher English for entry to many courses, including PGDE Secondary Education.
• You can study our ESOL courses are part time in the daytime and evening
• You can study and gain a certificate from Level 4 up to Level 6
• You will be assessed to confirm what ESOL level you will study
• Community classes at SCQF Levels 2-3 are also offered focussing on language for everyday life
College placement test and interview
SQA ESOL Certificate
Cambridge English Certificate
equivalent (at the appropriate levels).
Course content includes:
How will I study my course?
- Part Time
Face-to-face teaching, supported with Virtual Learning Environment engagement.
How long will my course last?
1 Academic Year
Part time: 1 year
You can study in the daytime or evening for 3 hours per week.
A decision to accept students for shorter periods will be made at our discretion - please contact the college for details.
Where can I study my course?
- Moray College UHI
Start dateSeptember. Late applications may be accepted - please contact the college for details.This course is free of charge.
The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.
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?
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.
What our students, graduates and staff say
In the ESOL department we very much enjoy meeting and supporting our students who come from around the world. It is extremely rewarding to be able to help them to improve their English for life and work in the UK, or in their home countries. Siobhan Mackie, ESOL Lecturer
I started seeing significant changes in my English as soon as I joined the classes and
I have been able to understand what mistakes I make when speaking and why, which is one of the most difficult things in a language. Thanks to the course I have received an offer to study to become a secondary school teacher.
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Moray College UHI. Moray College 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.