English for Speakers
of Other Languages

We have courses to suit all levels and abilities

At Calderdale College our ESOL courses are inclusive for all abilities. We provide courses for those with English as their second language. We focus on improving your English and the life skills you need to succeed.

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English for Speakers of Other Languages Skills for Life (ESOL) Various Levels
Study Area: 19+ Duration: 12 Weeks Attendance: Part Time
English for Speakers of Other Languages Study Programme (ESOL) Various Levels
Study Area: 16-18 Duration: 1 Year Attendance: Full Time
ESOL Functional Skills Entry Level Maths
Study Area: 19+ Duration: TBC Attendance: Part Time
NCFE Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (ESOL)
Duration: 12 Weeks Attendance: Part Time
Level 1 Award in Introduction to Early Years Settings (ESOL)
Study Area: 19+ Duration: 12 Weeks Attendance: Part Time
Why study an ESOL course?

We are passionate about giving everybody the opportunity to gain basic skills to either study further, secure an apprenticeship or find a job.

Aimed at students who don’t speak English as their first language our courses give you the skills you need to succeed.

Employers look for basic English skills and this course is your first step into a brighter future.

We will help you decide your next steps and make sure you have everything you need to succeed.

We work with local community projects such as Valley of Sanctuary who aim is to bring together organisations across Calderdale to create a network of places that asylum seekers and refugees know to be welcoming and understanding of their situation.

Which level is best for you?

Calderdale College has a set of standard entry requirements. Apply for the course you want to study and we will help you get there.

There are a lot of courses available – work focused, practical and academic so it is important to think about the future and whether you want to proceed to university, move onto another course or get a job. We offer BTECs, ApprenticeshipsT Levels, NVQs, VRQs, Degree Level Courses and more.

If you’re still not sure, don’t worry. You can speak to a member of our Advice and Guidance Team who will give you their best advice!

What will I study?

No matter your age or ability our English for Speakers of Other Languages courses give you the basic skills to go onto further education or into employment.

Example Modules
Some example modules include

Course Pages
Each individual course page contains information on the modules of study, but if you have any questions we are on hand to help.

Contact our Advice and Guidance team on 01422 399267 or email [email protected] for more info.

Go anywhere and do anything, with the essential qualifications that millions of employers are looking for!

Do you…

Want to improve your English and gain a nationally recognised qualification?

Do you…

Want to make yourself more employable and build a solid foundation for a meaningful career?

Are you…

Ready to learn new skills and make new friends and contacts?

Perfect for you if…

English is not your first language and you want to improve your skills.

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Get your fresh Starbucks at our Inspire Café

Located in the Inspire Centre, our Inspire Café sells Starbucks beverages plus a range of sandwiches and snacks. It is open to students, staff and visitors to the Inspire Centre.

Where to find us
The Inspire Café can be found in the Inspire Centre, at our campus on Francis Street, Halifax.

Food and drink available
Within the café you can find a range of sandwiches, paninis, cold drinks and Starbucks beverages, plus a range of other snacks.

Loyalty card
We offer an Inspire Café loyalty card, for every Starbucks drink you purchase you will be given a stamp and once you have collected 8 stamps you will get a free drink on us!

G Floor

If our Digital Skills and Media students are not in DigiHub they may find themselves on our top floor. 

This is also home to our Business suite and many Apprentices will spend their college hours here with 1 to 1s or group sessions.

Home to:
  • Digital Skills & Media
  • Business & Enterprise
  • Apprenticeships
F Floor

Our University Centre is located on F Floor and is home to all Higher Education students and staff. 

Home to:

  • University Centre
  • Professional Studies
  • Teacher Education
  • Access to HE
  • Curriculum Support
  • Skills for Life
E Floor

This is home to our Health and Social Care Students.

Here you will find a dentistry room with working chair and tools, a pharmacy, a hospital room and nursery style classroom for Childcare students.

Home to:

  • Health & Social Care
  • Early Years & Childhood Professions
  • Dental Nursing
D Floor

D Floor is home to our student run D Cafe.

Run by Employability and Life Skills students, the cafe provides them with skills for the future as well as providing you with a nice coffee and cake. 

Home to:

  • Maths and English
  • Employability & Life Skills
  • D Cafe
  • ESOL
  • Job Centre Plus
C Floor

Our business support, executive suite and meeting rooms are all found on C floor. This floor is restricted for student entry unless permission is granted. 

Home to:

  • Business Support
  • Executive Suite
  • Meeting Rooms
  • External Funding
B Floor

Here you will find The Full Works Salon, a hair and beauty salon run by staff and students; with affordable treatments for you and your friends.

One of our two Learning Centres is also on B Floor and has plenty of PCs for drop-in use as well as bookable rooms for collaboration and quiet study.

Home to:

  • Full Works Salon
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Multi Faith Room
  • 14-16 Suite
  • Students Union
  • Learning Centre
A Floor

A Floor is home to our state-of-the-art DigiHub and Trade Academy. Our Digital Skills, Computing and Media students will spend a lot of their time here in the music studio, photography studio or iMac Suite.

Students of our construction courses will find our Brickwork, Carpentry and Joinery workshops. You will also find Cuisine 1893, our very own restaurant standard kitchen, where our hospitality and catering students will train. 

Home to:

  • Reception
  • Cuisine 1893
  • DigiHub
  • Enrolment Suite
  • Learner Services
  • Trade Academy
Inspire Centre

The Inspire Centre is home to our Sport students. With a fitness suite, rock climbing wall, sports hall and outdoor pitches there’s plenty of opportunities to get stuck into a new sport or fitness regime.

The Inspire Centre also hosts our second Learning Centre and our Animal Care students will also find their animals in the various classrooms dedicated to them, or in the outdoor hutches. Facilities for our Public Services, Outdoor Education, Electrical, Plumbing and Engineering courses are also found in the Inspire Centre. Plus you can grab a coffee from Starbucks on your way out!

Home to:

  • Sports & Fitness
  • Animal Care
  • Learning Centre
  • Outdoor Pitches

We may look a little different!

You might have noticed we recently made some changes to the look of our website but don’t worry you can still find all the courses and information you need!

Here are some quick links below