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Mode of study Vocational Full-time
Duration Please ring for details
Campus London Road Campus
Start date 3 September 2019
Course code FLR0ESO (1920)
  • Who is it for?

    Our ESOL programmes will enable you to meet new people, broaden your cultural awareness and improve your language skills both for life and work. You will gain European Union approved English language qualifications that meet UK Border Agency language requirements for your visa renewal and achieve an English language qualification that is recognised by thousands of educational institutions, businesses and government departments around the world. Your study programme will include a City & Guilds Employability qualification, English and Maths and a taster of a vocational area of your choice such as catering, hair, beauty, construction, engineering, customer service, accountancy and many more, subject to availability in the chosen area.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will need to complete a diagnostic assessment to ascertain the most appropriate level of study for you.

  • What does the course involve?

    Edexcel ESOL Skills for Life qualifications are made up of four components. These are reading, writing, speaking and listening which develop students’ ability to use the language in a functional context and are available at a range of levels to suit your needs. All students will be interviewed and assessed before a learning programme is agreed.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Formal assessment occurs at the end of the course and is made up of written examinations and a moderated speaking and listening assessment. Your completed employability units/Awards will be assessed and form a portfolio towards the final qualification.

  • How much does it cost?

    * Part time ESOL International Students £800 plus exam fees £88

    * Part time ESOL European Union Students £400 plus exam fees £88

    There will be additional costs for your course book of at least £27.

    16-18 year olds who have the right to remain in this country, asylum seekers, or those joining parents with the right to remain qualify for a fee waiver. Course book costs remain the same.

    Fees stated are for enrolment for the current academic year only. Courses which run for more than one year will be subject to a possible price increase.

  • Additional Notes

    You may enrol anytime from September to the end of February by appointment.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email:

Hassan Mohammed

Hassan Mohammed

ESOL (16-18) - Employability, FS Maths and ESOL

I have really enjoyed my course and it has helped me improve my English and my confidence. The teachers are very helpful and give lots of support. The support staff have helped me a lot and the College bursary has been a great help for me to come to College.

Maisy Bowdler

Maisy Bowdler

College Ready
Previous institution: Priory School

You learn lots of vital skills on College Ready like how to conduct yourself in interviews and manage your time and coursework. I really enjoyed the course and became more confident with my presentation skills. It helped me get onto the Level 2 Performing Arts course and I can’t wait to start the Level 3 next year. I have always loved acting and singing. When I was younger I would always be dressing up and expressing myself through improv. College Ready helps you decide what you want out of your future – it is a very useful course.

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