ESOL stands for English for Speakers of Other Languages. Entry Level ESOL courses are for people who speak English as a second or other language, and who are resident or permanently settled in the UK.
These courses will help you to increase your independence, as well as developing the language skills you need for everyday life, employment and further study.
They take you through Pre-Entry, Entry Level 1 (Beginner), Entry Level 2, and Entry Level 3, Level 1 and Level 2 ESOL.
Classes run in the mornings, afternoons and evenings.
There are lots of different course options to meet your needs. You can start courses at different times in the year. You can join at various points between September and early March if there are places available.
You will improve:
You must be resident or permanently settled in the UK.
You will need to take a short test so that we can assess your level and enrol you on the best course for you. Just book an assessment by completing the application process.
We need to see current ID along with proof that you have been resident in the UK/EU for the last 3 years. For more information on what to bring with you please see the enrolment section.
Your skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing will be assessed through examinations or ongoing class assessments (depending on which course you join).
If you are in receipt of income-tested benefits or earn less than a certain amount, you may be able to study for free or for a reduced fee.
Please bring evidence of any benefits you currently receive, dated within the last six months, to your interview. You will be advised of any reduction in the course fees at the end of your interview.
Depending on your status, there may be a fee to pay.
You may progress to the next level of ESOL, vocational studies within the College, or other opportunities in education.