English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Our courses for 23/24 are now full. Our Full Time NC ESOL for Employability for 24/25 is now open for applications.
Our applications for part-time courses for 24/25 will be open in May 2024.
Our Part-time ESOL courses at FVC are designed to support you in completing SQA-accredited units at a level which suits your needs. For our part-time courses, you will need to complete a language assessment before we can offer you a suitable course that suits your level of English.
Our Full-time NC ESOL for Employability course is designed for students to improve their English at level 4, whilst also learning skills for employment, including; Travel and Tourism, ICT, and Living in Scotland. Your application for the full-time course will consist of a language-level assessment and Interview.
Part-time Day & Evening Courses
ESOL courses allow you to develop confidence in English. They will help you build speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and gain techniques to support you in everyday life or at work. You will also develop your vocabulary and knowledge of grammar.
We offer a wide selection of ESOL classes from SCQF level 3 to level 6.
If you receive certain benefits or are on a low income, you may be eligible for a fee waiver, which means you would not have any tuition fees to pay. You will be asked for evidence to support your fee waiver application. Advice on this is provided during the application process.
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ESOL Booking Process
- Step 1 - Book your language assessment - this will determine the level of ESOL which is right for you. Note Language Assessments take place on a monthly basis
- Step 4 - Paying for your Course - you will then be informed of the cost of your cost. Payment or funding must be in place to confirm your place on the course.
- Step 2 - Conditional Offer - once you have undertaken your language assessment. You will be given a conditional offer of a place on an ESOL course. This information will be confirmed to you in an email.
- Step 5 - Course start date - once your have paid or have arrangements in place to cover the cost of your course - we will send you details on when your course will start.
- Step 3 - Eligibility to Study in the UK - we will be in touch to check your eligibility to study in the UK and determine the cost of your course. Your offer will be at a ‘conditional offer’ until we receive all the information to carry out the assessment.
Eligibility to Study in the UK - Evidence
- Bio-metric Residence Permit (BRP Card)
- Letter from UK Visa & Immigration
- Proof of EU/EEA Settled/Pre-Settled Status (Share Code)
- Asylum/Refugee Status