Full time ESOL 16-18 Programme



If you need to improve your English language before you move to academic or vocational courses, you can join our full-time (17 hours) programme for young people from all over the world.

We offer English language classes at all levels from Entry 1 (beginner) up to Level 1 (higher intermediate). You can gain qualifications in English Language (ESOL Skills for Life), Functional Skills Mathematics and Computing, and Employability Skills, together with advice on planning your next steps.

Am I right for the course?

You need to be between 16 and 18 and your first language is not English.

You need to meet the immigration requirements to study on a funded programme. You may be a child of an EU resident or an asylum seeker under the care of a local authority. Overseas students may be accepted – please enquire about fees.

Your level of English will be assessed before you start.

In exceptional cases Year 11 students (aged 15-16) may be accepted. A risk assessment will be carried out to assess suitability.

Students will take recognised exams in Speaking and Listening, Reading, and Writing, from Entry 1 to Level 1 as appropriate.

Students also take assessments in Functional Skills Maths and ICT, from Entry1 to Level 1 as appropriate.

The students complete a portfolio leading to the Award in Employability, Entry 2 to Level 1 as appropriate.

Students attend practical classes in Catering, Motor Vehicle, Photography and Art and Design.

What Next?

You may progress to higher levels in the full time ESOL programme or join a part time adult ESOL class. Students who achieve qualifications at Level 1 may apply to join GCSE classes.

Many students progress onto vocational programmes such as Business, ICT, Construction, Health and Social Care.

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

In need of more advice?

Contact our Admissions team to find out more about student fees and how they might apply to you.

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