Course content 

This course will help you improve your ability to talk, listen, read and write in English. It's suitable for you if English is your second language. If you're confident in using English in familiar situations but wish to develop further skills. The course may help you to:

  • communicate effectively with others
  • prepare you for work, or to progress in your current job
  • help you apply for further education

ESOL at Level 1 and Level 2 are designed to help you apply your skills effectively. ?Using it for a range of purposes in the workplace and in other real life situations. You'll gain more skills as you progress through the levels.

This course will help you to:

  • Gain confidence
  • Communicate better in your daily life
  • Complete everyday tasks in English
  • Apply for further study

Improve your speaking and listening skills so that you can:

  • listen and respond
  • speak to communicate
  • engage in discussion

Improve your reading skills so that you can:

  • read and understand
  • read and obtain information

Improve your writing skills so that you can:

  • write to communicate

You'll gain more skills as you progress through the levels. Throughout your course you'll focus on:

  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Vocabulary
  • Study skills
  • Skills for work

You'll study topics that are relevant to you, to help you gain confidence and improve your English. These include:

  • Me and my health
  • British culture
  • Communication at work
  • Travel and transport
  • Hobbies and interests
  • Finding a job
  • Sport and keeping fit

You'll also develop the following skills for work:

  • Working as part of a team
  • Being positive
  • Working to deadlines
  • Following instructions correctly
  • Adaptability
  • Learning from setbacks
  • Digital skills

Course delivery 

  • You'll attend two classes x 2.5 hours per week with a specialist ESOL tutor.
  • There's a mixture of face to face and online teaching.
  • You'll have access to a Teams for Education virtual learning environment.
  • There will be at least one hour of homework required to be completed per week.


Examinations take place at the end of each module. Speaking, Listening and Communication and Writing examinations are assessed internally. Reading exams are externally assessed by the awarding organisation.

Entry requirements

Learners will need to have completed the Adult Skills and Community Learning initial assessment. The level that you study at will be determined by your initial assessment results.

Course fees

The cost per module is £203.40, however you may be entitled to fee remission/fee reduction.  This depends on your individual circumstances, contact us for more details.

For details of how to pay and any fee reductions or remission that may apply, see our paying for a course page.

How to apply


On successful completion of this accredited ESOL qualification you'll get a certificate from the awarding body. You'll also have the chance to progress on to another ESOL course. This can be at the next level onto other courses after level 2. Course length is tailored to individual needs. Having said this, most learners take one academic year to complete a full level of 3 modules. Your tutor will discuss your options with you at the end of your course. You can also attend an impartial information advice and guidance support session. This will help you plan your next steps to progress in your day to day life, into or at work.

What our learners say

  • The course was brilliant and the atmosphere was really good
    Adult learner
  • I plan to carry on my learning. I improved my English reading skills. I feel more confident in public places.
    Adult learner