Italian Beginners College Certificate

What is special about this course?

This course is suited to those with no or very little knowledge of the language. It will cover speaking, listening, reading and writing by using a variety of everyday topics.

Entry requirements

These are no entry requirements for this course.

This course allows the candidate to learn the basics of the Italian language.

This includes speaking, listening, reading and writing.  You will learn and develop the basic skills of holding a conversation and understanding daily language used.


Learning Materials will be provided by the lecturer as required and candidates will be expected to purchase a recommended text book. Details of this will be given by your lecturer at the first class session

How will I study my course?

  • Evening

Subject to sufficient numbers this course will be delivered as a taught class by video conferencing. You will complete tasks set by the lecturer. 


How long will my course last?

20 Hour

This is a 20 hour course. 10 weeks of 2 hour class per week

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Argyll
    • Arran Learning Centre
    • Campbeltown Hazelburn Learning Centre
    • Dunoon Learning Centre
    • Islay Learning Centre
    • Lochgilphead Learning Centre
    • Oban Learning Centre
    • Rothesay Learning Centre
    • Tobermory 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?

Students completing this course satisfactoraly may wish to progress onto the Italian - Post Beginners (College Certificated) course or consider an Italian certified course delivered by the college.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Italian Beginners College Certificate

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

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