Entry 1-3 English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL)

Course Code: Q100051

Key Information

  • Course type

    English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

  • Campus:

    Sixth Form Campus

  • Start Date:

    09 Sept 2024

  • Duration:

    1 year

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:


Entry 1-3 English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL)

ESOL qualifications will enable students aged 16-18 to develop the skills and confidence required to use English in their studies or future employment.

Units include:

  • reading leaflets, reports or articles
  • writing letters, emails or notices
  • speaking and listening - taking part in discussions and giving presentations.

Writing skills covered will be from simple compositions of 50 words or less, up to more complex compositions of 240-260 words. You will be writing in different forms such as letters, articles and reports in both formal and informal styles.  Speaking and listening covers functional skills such as speaking to engage in discussion, speaking to gain information, listening for specific detail and giving presentations.


Did you know?

This course can be combined with additional A Levels or a Sixth Form vocational course.

You will undertake an initial assessment with the Adult Education Team. We will then discuss the classes available to you based on your test scores and personal commitments.

To give you the best possible chance of successfully completing your qualification, 100% attendance is expected for the duration of the course. English, maths, work experience, tutorials and employability sessions all form part of the overall qualification and non-attendance to any of these sessions may result in the overall qualification not being achieved. Continued non-attendance to any timetabled sessions may result in losing your place on the course.

This course combines both theory and practical sessions and you will be assessed in a variety of ways (activity, group work, photographic and video) which will be presented through a portfolio of evidence.

All our courses are planned around your individual learning needs, with a timetable that clearly identifies the sessions that will be taught. You will be assigned a Programme Lead who will support you throughout your time in College. Teaching staff will work closely with you to help you achieve planned learning goals. Our staff are experienced at delivering classes to meet your needs and will work with you to build your confidence and skills. Our learning centres are equipped with modern resources that will support you to achieve positive outcomes.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

You may be interested in progressing to an English or media-based subject. Future careers in these areas might include journalism, marketing and public relations. A grade 4 or above at GCSE English is the new gold standard for employers in all fields.

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