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ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

ESOL courses are designed for non-native speakers of English to improve their language skills in order to cope with everyday life in the UK. You will improve your English to help you at work or to gain employment, develop your language skills for study purposes and prepare for an end of programme qualification.

If English is not your first language we provide a range of courses which will help you improve your English language skills. You’ll study speaking and listening, reading and writing to improve your skills in listening and responding, speaking to communicate, contributing effectively, and engaging in discussions and improving your spelling, grammar and punctuation skills. We offer both full and flexible part-time courses and our highly experienced team will discuss the best options for you. 

Our full time ESOL Study Programme at Entry 1-Level 1 are for 16–18 year olds. Alongside your ESOL course, you will also study maths, employability, digital skills, well-being and take part in work experience, allowing you to have real hands-on experience to put your skills to the test and help develop them further. In addition we offer  enrichment trips to develop your understanding of Life in The UK and sports activities. 


Please note, at the end of the online application form there is a question about the amount of time you have been in the UK and advised if it’s under 3 years to apply in person at the college, this is not now necessary, and the form is being updated. Please tick 3 years and continue with the form, a Status Check will be completed before you enrol.

Career Opportunities

Many students progress into vocational subject areas on completion of the ESOL programme, depending on your career plans. You can talk to our careers advisors about the individual opportunities available to you.

ESOL courses for School Leavers