English is the language of instruction in all Forth Valley College study programmes.  

Students wishing to study in a Scottish Higher Education programme need to provide evidence of both English language and academic competence.

It is very important that you have the required English language skills that are appropriate for the course that you are applying for.  You should ensure that you make arrangements well in advance to sit an English test (if required) as this not only helps the admissions and academic staff to make a quick decision about your application, but it helps support your visa application.

What level of English language do I need to at Forth Valley College?

You must hold the minimum IELTS score of 6.0, with minimum 5.5 in each component band, or equivalent

I need to sit an English language test, where can I do this?

If you require to sit an English language test, you should visit the following web-site, which gives test dates available to you, and test centre locations


Please Note:

If you take an English language test after 6 April 2015 then an IELTS test will only be accepted