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ESOL (English as a Second or Other Language)

About the course

ESOL is all about integration and inclusivity. You will have the opportunity to make new friends and will be part of a welcoming and diverse community. It will develop your language and communication skills as well as increase your confidence in speaking, writing and reading English. As part of you study programme you will be enrolled onto either Maths Functional Skills or GCSE. You can enrol throughout the year and will be entered for nationally recognised assessments when you are ready.

Entry requirements

Suitable for those who speak English as a second/other language and who are at beginner level to upper intermediate level.

How much does it cost?

There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including: Learner Support funds, grants and bursaries.

Why study?

The ESOL courses will allow students to develop language and maths skills essential for further study and progression onto further qualifications and employment. Students are also part of a greater community and engage in extra curricular activities that enable them to build life skills and strong friendships. Learners will have the opportunity to gain work experience as well as attend a range of educational visits and trips throughout the year. Learners will be encouraged to participate in the National Citizen Service programme which provides further opportunities to develop their life skills.

Where will this course take me?

Upon completion of Entry 3 or L1 provision you can progress onto other vocational or academic areas within the college, which will lead onto a range of careers or higher education.

Core modules

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking and listening
  • Maths

Optional modules

National Citizen Service

How will I be assessed?

Reading and writing assessments are based on understanding and reproducing texts from familiar, everyday formats such as appointment letters and newspaper articles.

Speaking assessments are conducted by your course tutor and take the form of discussions and individual speaking tasks. At Level 1, learners are required to give presentations on a suitable topic.

Certificates will be issued by a nationally recognised awarding body.

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