We are offering the below courses for members who are looking for work in Edinburgh. Please read, and only apply if you can commit to all of the classes.

These classes will be very useful for people planning to meet with David Allan, our Community Capacity Development Coordinator for one-to-one employment guidance.

If you are interested in either, or both, of these new classes then please sign-up for the duration of the 12 week courses. We have places for 10 students on each course, and ask that you attend at least 80% of the course to ensure its viability for you.

Please email [email protected] and [email protected] to book a place by Wednesday the 21st October.

Communication Skills for Work

The aim of this course:  

  • To enable you to develop their English vocabulary for making job applications,
  • To improve your understanding of the different types of English terminology, phrases and language used in different work situations,
  • To help you to prepare for interviews and to improve your interview presentation skills.
  • To share your experiences of applying for jobs and any worries about working in the UK. 

Writing tasks will be given as homework.

Date and time

Starting Thursday 22nd October for 12 weeks (not including the festive holidays).  2:00 pm to 3:30pm.

Location

Online (Zoom).

English language level

Intermediate to Upper Intermediate. 


Current Affairs and Reading Comprehension Course

The aim of this course:

  • To enable you to develop reading and analytical skills featuring current affairs and human interest stories that are affecting our lives at present.
  • To develop your writing skills
  • To help you gain a more informed understanding of UK culture.

These language skills are transferable and can be used in English for Work. Homework writing tasks on each article discussed and annotated by teachers.

Date and time

Starting Friday 23rd October for 12 weeks (not including the festive holidays). 2pm to 3.30pm.

Location

Online (Zoom).

English language level

Intermediate to Upper Intermediate.