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Our ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) course will help develop your skills and confidence in the English language.

Our ESOL courses are for people whose first language is not English.  

ESOL will give you the skills you need to help you settle into life and work in the UK. You will study all aspects of the English language including speaking and listening, reading and writing, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

You can study in the day time or evening.

Our career pathways show you a typical route through the various stages of learning, what you will learn along the way and the careers these programmes could lead onto.

What I'll learn

Depending upon your level, you will gain a City & Guilds qualification in speaking, listening, reading or writing.   Please note that these are NOT international exams and are not recognised in other countries.

We offer courses from Entry Level 1 to Level 2. We will give you more information when you visit us for your assessment.

Our ESOL course will help develop your language skills so that you can do things such as:

  • Talking to doctors, teachers or shop assistants
  • Applying for jobs
  • Filling in forms
  • Helping your children with their homework
  • Making telephone calls
  • Taking part in conversations


How I'll learn

You will learn with the help of our expert staff who will develop your communication skills through reading, writing and speaking techniques.


How I'll be assessed

Depending on your start date and level, you will take exams to test you speaking, listening, reading or writing.


Entry Requirements

You will need to come along for an assessment to make sure we refer you to the right class for your level of English.  

When you come to the college, you will be asked to prove your residency status. Please bring along your passport, EU ID card or Visa (if you entered the UK from outside the EU).  

If you entered the UK to join a spouse or relative, you will also need to bring along your spouse’s/relative’s passport.  

Please bring along any proof of any benefits, such as JSA or ESA, if relevant to you. You may not need to pay fees.


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page.

You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs.) Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.