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Cardonald Campus
Start Date
28 Aug 2023
Qualification Type
Course Type
Short Full-Time
18 weeks (August to January)

Applications for this course are now closed.

If you would like to work in IT, ESOL Gateway to Computing could be for you. Do you already have a good level of English?

Designed for students moving from ESOL study into mainstream college courses, ESOL Gateway to Computing aims to improve your confidence levels, to help you get key qualifications, to give you access to careers guidance and employment opportunities and to highlight future learning opportunities at the College.

What will I learn?

Please note: this is not an ESOL Programme.

During this ESOL Gateway to Computing course, you will study:

  • Cisco Networking Academy – IT essentials
  • Programming essentials in Python
  • Employability units (SCQF level 5)
  • Personal development units (SCQF level 5)
  • Complete a work placement
  • ESOL National 5.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • ESOL Intermediate 1 (minimum of 2 units achieved) and IELTS 4.5
  • You will have an interest in working in the computing sector
  • You will be required to provide evidence of your current English level and you may be required to do an assessment to ensure you are offered a class at the correct level.
  • If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Employer and industry links

You will complete work placements and develop your knowledge of career paths and employment opportunities.

Jobs and further study

If you successfully complete this course you may progress to SCQF Level 5 Computing courses at Glasgow Clyde College. 

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply, you will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and will be in contact as per the following stages:

  • Selection will be by meeting minimum entry requirements, attending an information session followed by an interview and assessment of qualifications plus evidence of residency.
  • The process will consist of an information session, an interview and if required a skills test to ascertain English level. Proof of qualifications and residency must be supplied before an offer can be made.
  • Interviews will take place within 4 weeks of applying.
  • You will be informed of the outcome of the interview within 10 working days. You will be contacted by email unless you have informed the interviewer of another method you would like to be contacted by.
  • Once an offer is received, you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.
  • If a place is unavailable at your campus of first choice, you may be offered a place at one of our other campuses and you must respond to this within the timescale above.
  • Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information on student funding, joining instructions and induction date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3104