ESOL Everyday Communication Access 2

What is special about this course?

The purpose of this Unit is to give candidates confidence in using English at a basic level and develop their skills of speaking listening reading and writing in English for personal and social purposes.

Candidates studying this Unit will have little or no previous knowledge of English and will be familiar with the Roman script.

Subject to sufficient numbers this course will be delivered as a taught class.

Entry requirements

At the discretion of the centre although it would be expected for the candidate to have attained the ESOL Literacies units or similar.

Candidates who complete this Unit will be able to understand, request and provide short, simple spoken and written information in familiar and predictable personal and social contexts.

How will I study my course?

  • Evening

The final assessment of this unit consists of 4 Learning Outcomes. Your tutor will tell you when you are ready to take each Learning Outcome. If your performance in the final assessment is satisfactory, you will receive a certificate from the SQA. The learning outcomes will include - Communicating orally in English for personal and social purposes; Producing written English for personal and social purposes; Demonstrating an understanding of spoken English in a personal and social context; Demonstrating an understanding of written English in a personal and social context.

You will receive taught sessions, completing tasks as instructed by your tutor.

How long will my course last?

60 Hour

This double unit is delivered either as 2 lessons of 2 hours per week for 15 weeks, or delivered 2 hours per week for 30 weeks

Where can I study my course?

    • Argyll College UHI
    • Arran Learning Centre
    • Campbeltown Hazelburn Learning Centre
    • Dunoon Learning Centre
    • Islay Learning Centre
    • Lochgilphead Learning Centre
    • Oban Learning Centre
    • Rothesay Learning Centre
    • Local Centres

Start date

Please contact your local centre for more details on the course start date.


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Other ESOL units at the same Access 2 level are available:-

ESOL: Transactional Contexts F1AD 08 (SCQF level 2)

ESOL: Work and Study Related Contexts F1AE 08 (SCQF Level 2)

Other ESOL units are available at Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2 and Higher level (SCQF levels 3-6)


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