English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Intermediate Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 5

For speakers of other languages who want to strengthen their command of the English language in Aberdeen and the surrounding area.


Why take this course?

This intermediate course is aimed at speakers of other languages settled in Aberdeen and the surrounding area who want to further enhance their English language capabilities to pursue higher levels of study or employment.

Full-time ESOL courses are offered at 3 levels:

  • Elementary (Equivalent to SCQF Level 3)
  • Pre-Intermediate (B1) (Equivalent to SCQF Level 4)
  • Intermediate (B2) (Equivalent to SCQF Level 5)

What you will experience

This intermediate level course will strengthen your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in English relevant to every day, professional and academic contexts, ensuring you are confident and able in your communications.

In addition, you will develop a good understanding of important topics such as citizenship, employability, enterprise and the use of information technology.

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Key facts

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Entry requirements

All applicants should be literate in their first language. Prior to the course commencing, all applicants are tested and placed in classes according to their level of English.

Study Visa

Please note that if you require a study visa you must provide an English language evidence in the form of an SELT (Secure English Language Test) from an approved provider.

See our student visa guide for more information

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

On completion of this course you could progress to study at NC, HNC or perhaps even HND level, where you can choose from a range of different subjects.



This course is currently unavailable. Please contact the Student Advice Centre for more information.

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website: www.nescol.ac.uk, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.