English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Summary of course

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.

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.

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.

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.

Interview Requirements

With the cancellation of this summer's GCSE exams now confirmed, this is understandably a difficult and uncertain time for applicants planning to start college in September.

Your application is very important to us and we are committed to ensuring you receive the best possible experience.

We 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 application suggests 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.

Course fee information


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Sorry, you’ve missed the start date for this course but we are planning to offer it again in September 2020. If you would like to speak to a tutor about the course please call us on 0300 123 2344 or complete our easy online enquiry form


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