English for Speakers of Other Languages

What is special about this course?

Our full-time programme (starting September 2023) helps you learn the English language you need to achieve your goals in study, work, or everyday life. If you are a local resident, you may be able to apply for a funded place. Fee-paying students can apply to join the course for two weeks or more. 
The course involves around 18 hours of tuition per week over 3.5 days. 

Entry requirements

Funded students must be able to attend the full-time course for the full 9 months and spend additional time studying and revising on a regular basis. 

Our systematic programme is based on published course-books but also draws on a wide range of additional sources. You take assessments for SQA ESOL Units at an appropriate level and prepare for Cambridge ESOL examinations if your English reaches a high enough level. UHI Perth is a Centre for Cambridge ESOL examinations.  Students who follow the full academic year programme are entered for the exam free of charge.

If you achieve a suitable level of English, you may be able to join classes in other subjects in Semester 2. Many of our students attain a level of English which enables them to progress to other college courses the following year.

Materials for self-study are available on the college’s Virtual Learning Environment.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Face to face teaching
  • Online

How long will my course last?

9 Months

Where can I study my course?

    • Perth College UHI

Start date

4 September 2023


Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

Additional costs

£125.00 for books and materials 

What can I do on completion of my course?

You may be eligible to progress to further courses of vocational or academic study.

You will have access to information and help with a wide range of career opportunities.

Is there more information available online?

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Applications are currently closed. If you would like to be added to our waiting list, please email: LanguageSchoolAdmissions.Perth@uhi.ac.uk

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Perth College UHI. Perth College UHI 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.