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This course is for 16-18 year old students who do not have English as their first language and who need to improve their English in order to be able to study further or to enter work.

  • What will I study?

    You will study all four skills of language: speaking and listening, reading and writing.

  • Who is this course for?

    This course is ideal for you if you are between the ages of 16 and 18, English is not your first language and you want to improve your English in order to enter further study or employment.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Depending on your individual programme, you will either sit external exams at various points through the year or an internal assessment.

  • Your Study Programme

    You will study in college between 16 and 18 hours per week. You will study ESOL, maths and IT. You will have a tutorial lesson once a week where you will study various topics that will help you adjust to life in the UK.

  • Progression and Career Opportunities

    Following successful completion of this course you will be able to progress to the next level of ESOL or, depending on your level of English, a course in a different area of the college.

  • Entry Requirements for new students

    All students will be assessed before the start of the course to ensure that you are placed in a class suitable for your existing level of English.

  • Admissions Process

    We recommend that you attend one of our exciting open events so that you can look around the department, the college and meet the tutors. You are welcome to do this before or after you apply. These events have proved very successful in ensuring students and their families see the best of what the college has to offer such as our inspirational teaching areas, teachers, library facilities and places to eat.
    Once you have applied our experienced Enrolment Team will consider your application carefully and will let you know, by email, if the College would like to make you a conditional offer based on you meeting the specified entry requirements. If your predicted grades or career aims suggest that an alternative subject area or course level would be more appropriate for you at this stage, we will contact you either by telephone, email or text. If you have told us that you have some additional support needs we will contact you to find out more so that we can help you.