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ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

If English is not your first language, we provide a range of courses which will help you improve your English language skills and help you to find employment. We have day and evening classes available. If you would like to apply please call – 01302 553553

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.

Key Information

  • Duration

    Adults 7-18 weeks PT

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Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing

You will be supported to improve a range of English language skills in order to improve your employability and integrate into local community.


Functional skills are designed to give you a basic knowledge to help you progress in both work and general life: You will be helped to understand how to solve every day basic mathematical problems such as adding, multiplying & dividing.


Assessment Method

You will complete a range of tasks that are assessed by your tutor and the awarding body.

Entry requirements There are no entry requirements for these courses. You will be interviewed and assessed once we have received your application the specialist tutors will give you advice and guidance about the most appropriate course and level for you.

Financial Support

Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.

Course Fees


Courses are either co-funded or fully funded. People wanting to apply must have a status check done prior to enrolment, then fees will be discussed. Applicants may be eligible for a fee waiver depending on their status.


Apply or enquire about this course

Please use the following links to make an application or enquiry about this course.


Apply online Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 7575

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

Visit our International pages for more information and contact details