Enrol on an English, ESOL or Maths course

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  1. ESOL classes
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  1. Functional skills English class
  2. GCSE English classes

ESOL classes

Where will the courses be?

The classes will be in various venues around the city

  • Some of our classes will be in a classroom (following social distancing guidelines).
  • Some of our classes will be online only.  We will help you access our online classes.
  • Some of our classes will be one day in a classroom and the rest online. We will help you access the online part of the class.

When will the course be?

We run classes during the school term times. This academic year our term dates will be:

  • Autumn - Monday 14 September - Friday 11 December (12 weeks) (Half term 26 October - 30 October)
  • Spring - Monday 6 January - Friday 2 April (12 weeks) (Half term 15 February - 19 February)
  • Summer - Monday 26 April - Friday 9 July (10 weeks) (Half term 31 May - 4 June)

Classes are in the morning, afternoon and evening.

Do you offer childcare?

We MAY be able to provide a crèche for some of our daytime classes.

What level of English do I need?

It doesn’t matter. We have classes at all levels from Beginner/Pre-Entry level to Advanced/Level 1.


A pre-entry course for first time ESOL learners.

If you or someone you know is a complete beginner and new to learning English in the classroom, we have special 12-week beginner courses, especially for Pre-Entry learners. Classes will include opportunities to practice language in real-life situations with a tutor there to help. There is no exam and you will be learning with people at the same level as yourself. When you finish the 12-week course you will be able to continue with your learning if you wish in one of our other ESOL classes.

Are there any other entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements but we will need to check that you are eligible for our ESOL courses. To do this we need to see some ID.

  • your passport/biometric residence card/EU ID card


  • other evidence of your resident status eg Home Office letter or ARC card

       We will also need proof of household income (payslips and/or income-based benefit documents - not child tax credit or child benefit).

Will I be working towards a qualification?

You will work towards an ESOL Skills for Life qualification from City & Guilds or Ascentis qualification at Entry Level or at Level 1 or 2.

There are 5 levels of ESOL for Life exams. The easiest is Entry Level 1, which is aimed at people at beginner level. The hardest is Level 2.

How do I sign up?

Phone the Adult Education district office on 024 7697 5200 to speak with somebody to say you want to join an ESOL class


Email [email protected] with your name and telephone number and tell us that you want to join an ESOL class

How much will the course cost?

The course is free if you are currently seeking work, on low income or have a gross household income of less than £22,600.  A 34-week course costs £297.50.

We also offer courses for ESOL learners to learn other subjects as well as ESOL.

  • ESOL for Driving, online course or in a classroom where possible
  • ESOL & ICT (computers)
  • Volunteering for ESOL learners, online course or in a classroom where possible
  • Preparing to Work in a School for ESOL learners
  • Caring for a Child for ESOL learners
  • ESOL for Care work

Adult Education

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 024 7697 5200

Southfields Old School
South Street

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