Community Needs



English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Do you speak English as a second language? Do you want to improve your English skills? ESOL Pre Entry (Beginner) up to Level 2 (Advanced) course will help you improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening in English. Improving your English will make it easier to progress with further study and achieve more qualifications

Our Entry, Level 1 and Level 2 Awards and Certificates in ESOL Skills for Life qualifications are designed for full-time or part-time learners who are 16-19 or adult learners whose native language is not English and who live in the UK. They typically include refugees, asylum seekers, those from settled communities and partners or spouses of people settled in the UK. These learners have different language needs arising from their diverse language, educational and professional/employment backgrounds. Some learners may have no previous education or employment; others may be highly educated professionals or speak several languages. Our ESOL Skills for Life qualifications give learners some of the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to prepare for life and employment. The qualifications support career development opportunities for those already in work by providing skills such as reading, writing, speaking and listening.

When you begin, you will have a free initial assessment to determine your level. We have several classes ranging from beginner level to advanced, you will be placed in the class that best meets your language needs.

Our ESOL Beginner – Advanced is a classroom based course. Your timetable will consist of English with some Maths embedded into the lessons. All of your lessons will be delivered by members of our experienced ESOL team. As part of your studies you will also participate in our enrichment and citizenship programme which includes learning about interesting and prominent places within your town and the UK. Not only will this give you the chance to find out about fascinating places but it will also give you the opportunity to test out the skills you have acquired in the classroom. These experiences will also help you to integrate and understand British Values.

Start Date: This course has multiple entry points throughout the year. Please call 07305 936446 or email for more information.

Duration: 12 weeks – 32 weeks

Age ranges: These qualifications are approved for delivery to learners aged 16 and above but can be tailored for younger ages.