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English for Speakers of Other Languages Study Programme

If you are 16-18 years old, English is your second language and you would like to progress your English, this is the course for you.

36 Weeks

Entry Requirements: No formal qualifications needed

Course Info

Students will learn how to speak, read and write everyday English and can start working towards a nationally recognised qualification.

This programme is the first step on the ladder to progressing into Vocational learning, Apprenticeships and employment.

The individual qualifications are selected on the basis of relevance to the development of skills, attributes and qualities, along with qualifications and to ensure the best progression into employment, the qualifications studied within the programme are:

  • ESOL Skills for Life All Modes
  • Employability/Work skills
  • Personal and Social Development
  • Functional Skills Maths and ICT


Teaching is delivered using accelerated learning principles and the learning environment supports both individual and group work in a classroom environment.

Activities include active learning and the use of ICT in the classroom.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

An initial assessment will determine entry onto the right level course.

Additional Assessment for Learning will take place during the two week course induction to ensure that learners are on the correct level to suit their skills, ability and previous learning.

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