ESOL Everyday Communication Access 3

What is special about this course?

This unit is designed for candidates whose first language is not English but who need to develop their ability to use English in personal and social contexts. Candidates undertaking this Unit will have some previous knowledge of English at a basic level and will be familiar with the Roman script. While studying this Unit candidates will develop their level of competence in the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in English for personal and social purposes.

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 short, straightforward spoken and written texts, write short, straightforward texts and talk to others on topics of immediate personal and general interest.

How will I study my course?

  • Evening

Materials will be provided by the tutor as required.

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

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.

How long will my course last?

30 Hour

30 Hours

Where can I study my course?

    • Argyll College UHI
    • Arran 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?

ESOL: Transactional Contexts SCQF level 3.On successful completion of this course students may undertake ESOL: Transactional Contexts at SCQF Level 3, or progress to SCQF level 4 or higher studies in ESOL

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Apply for ESOL Everyday Communication Access 3

To enrol, or for further information on this course, please contact your local Argyll College Centre

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

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