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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Subject Area
Start Date
20 September 2020
Additional Start Date
21 September 2020
Additional Start Date
22 September 2020
Additional Start Date
23 September 2020
Study Mode
15 Weeks

ESOL courses are for people who are, or are intending to become, long-term UK residents and meet the eligibility criteria specified by the UK Government. Documentary evidence will be required. More details are available at the screening interview.

Improving knowledge of English will help students get jobs, gain promotion and generally improve their skills in the workplace.

Course Modules/units

There are 3 mandatory parts to each level of the courses:

  • Speaking and Listening (September start)
  • Reading (January start)
  • Writing (April start)

Entry Requirements

No initial formal qualifications or experience are required, but students will be required to attend an initial screening interview in order to identify which ESOL course is most appropriate.

If you have previously gained an ESOL qualification, you will be able to enrol to the next level.

Dates and Course Durations

Level 1 (Mondays)20th Sep 2021 – 4th Jul 2022, Mondays, 9.30am – 3pm, 15 weeks

Level 1 (Wednesdays)22nd Sep 2021 – 6th Jul 2022, Wednesdays, 9.30am – 3pm, 15 weeks

Level 2 (Mondays)20th Sep 2021 – 4th Jul 2022, Mondays, 9.30am – 3pm, 15 weeks

Level 2 (Thursdays)23rd Sep 2021 – 7th Jul 2022, Thursdays, 9.15am – 3pm, 15 weeks

Level 3 (Tuesdays)21st Sep 2021 – 5th Jul 2022, Tuesdays, 9.30am – 3pm, 15 weeks

Study Method

Students acquire and improve skills in listening and speaking and as well as studying grammar and widening their vocabulary in different contexts. Students are helped to learn flexibly and independently using a variety of methods. They will be expected to complete homework tasks and activities outside the taught classes.


There is an exam at the end of each element (Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing.)

Course Fees

£560 - £1350
The fees for this course can vary depending on funding eligibility, if you feel you may qualify for funding, please contact the Funding Team.

Additional Costs

All materials are provided for you to complete the course. However, some courses may require additional study from home, you may need access to a PC/laptop and suitable Wi-Fi to access teaching and learning. You will be made aware of any additional study time at the time of enrolment.


Students have access to a fantastic range of College-wide facilities such as the Learning Resource Centre (LRC), study hubs, computer areas with accompanying multi-function printers and helpdesk advice.

Course Progression

Successful completion of one of these courses will allow students to progress on to the next level of the qualification.

Career Progression

You will be equipped with the basic skills and knowledge to help you progress and develop in a number of job opportunities to suit your personal needs and interests.

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