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English for Beginners (ESOL):

This one-year programme is for 16-18 year-olds whose first language is not English. Most students join us at Entry Level, and study for the Cambridge Entry Level 1, 2 and 3 qualifications. Students can join throughout the year. You will follow a core programme of English with elements of Citizenship, Maths and ICT/Computers. In addition you will be able to improve your English by choosing options from vocational subjects, such as Science, Work Skills, Public Services and Business Administration. You may also be given the opportunity to do work experience and vocational taster courses.

You will be continually assessed by your teacher throughout the programme, and those ready to sit exams (nationally recognised qualifications) will be offered the opportunity to do so in December, March and June. You will also have the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications in ICT/Computers, Mathematics, Work Skills, Business Administration and Public Services. You can progress to higher level ESOL programmes, apply for one of the many other courses in college, or go on to employment.

Additional entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. You will take an English assessment to find out what your current level of English is in the four skill areas: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing, and to identify areas that you need to develop. You will also be assessed for Maths and ICT to identify your level. For your first visit to college you will need to bring your passport, or Home Office documents/visas, full address and your parents'/carers' telephone numbers. If you are looked after by Social Services you will need to bring a letter from Social Services, which clearly states your name, date of birth and address, your legal status in this country and contact details for your social worker.

Awarding body

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

Training for employers

This course has been specifically designed for companies training their employees.

Course info
Start Date: Mon 01st July 2019
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West Bromwich, B70 7PG


1 year


Full time


Nationally recognised qualification



This course might be free

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