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English for speakers of other languages (ESOL)

What's on offer?

If English is not your first language and you would like to become more confident in speaking, listening, reading or writing, the Community Learning Service delivers a range of accredited courses which will help you to improve skills for employment and everyday life.

We deliver English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses in Burton-upon-Trent, Tamworth and Stafford.

Courses are delivered to suit your needs and include Speaking & Listening and Reading and Writing. Courses are available at the following levels: 

  • Entry 1

  • Entry 2

  • Entry 3

  • Level 1

Toward the end of your course you will sit an exam. On successful completion you will achieve an Ascentis Skills for Life ESOL qualification.

What are the entry requirements?

You will have an interview with a tutor consisting of a short discussion and a small reading and writing task to find out your level of learning. You will discuss the results with the tutor and agree what level you will study at.

These courses are for learners who are:

  • Aged 19+

  • In receipt of Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance

  • In receipt of any means tested benefit.

  • Have a legal right to be resident in the United Kingdom

How do I book onto a course?

Phone: 01543 334537
E-mail communitylearning@staffordshire.gov.uk

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