ESOL - All Levels

Apply now

ESOL courses starting August 2024

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) is designed to support learners in their development of Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking. This is done in different contexts in relation to English development including Work, Study & Everyday Life.

Click 'Apply Now' at the bottom of this page to complete the application and a member of our team will be in touch to carry out an assessment, determining the level that you will be placed at. ESOL courses run at our Coatbridge & Motherwell Campuses.

Costs will vary dependent on the level you are placed at.

Residency Information

If you have not always lived in Scotland your application may go onto ‘hold residency’ status, an email will be sent to you, (please check your junk emails as well) requesting further information by asking you questions.

Along with your answers, proof of your residency is required. If you have come from an EU country a share (not an employer one) is required so your residency status can be confirmed. If you are from a non-EU country then a copy of the front and back of your residence card is required.

An email will be sent to you from Finance Residency informing you that your details have been updated and inform you of the cost of this course.

Once this information has been received your details will be updated and the hold will be released on your application allowing it to progress onto the next stage with the department, the status will then show as ‘awaiting faculty screening’ or ‘book interview’.


After enquiring your application will be screened by a member of staff who will place you at the appropriate level.

Depending on which level you are placed, will determine the length of class sessions- these will run for 36 weeks.

Pre-beginner Literacies: 2x2hr sessions This course will run for an 18 week block. 

National 2: Either 2x 3hour sessions across 2 days; or full day in college.

National 3: 4x hrs per week.

National 4: 4x hrs per week

National 5: 4x hrs per week


Our ESOL courses will teach you how to read, write, listen and speak in English in different contexts.