SCQF Level 6

Course Overview
This course is appropriate if you need an IELTS score of 6 or more to allow you to access university or to register with the General Medical Council. The course aims to help you improve by half an IELTS band level over a semester. You will focus on developing your English language skills and learning techniques for the IELTS exam - this covers the reading, writing, listening and speaking papers.  You will be expected to buy the course materials as specified by your tutor (approximately £45). The IELTS exam fee (approximately £160) is not included in the cost of the course.

The majority of our courses will be delivered online only for the beginning of 2021. A limited number of courses will have classes on campus. You will be contacted by your lecturer if your course will include any face-to-face classes on campus.

What You Will Learn

  • English skills in reading writing, listening and speaking in an academic context
  • Academic study skills
  • Preparation for the IELTS exam


Placement Information

Entry Requirements

English Proficiency Requirements

  • IELTS 5.5/Cambridge First Certificate B pass/ESOL Intermediate 2/National 5 SQA or equivalent

How the course is assessed

  • The course is internally assessed. It is possible to take the external IELTS exam at the end of the course

Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements

  • You will be invited for a test and interview where your language level and suitability for the course will be checked

Progression And Articulation Routes

  • Gain your IELTS certificate at an approved centre. Progress to university/further study. Gain medical registration

Course Cost And Funding Options
Fee: £150 Sighthill part-time (year 1)
Information about funding can be found here
Start Date and Time

Part Time

This course will start on…
  • Tuesday 26/01/2021
End Date

Part Time

This course will end on...
  • Thursday 17/06/2021
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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