ESOL (English for Speakers of other Languages)

Qualification: Ascentis Award
Various Levels

There are start dates for this course throughout the year. Please apply and at your interview we can place you on a course that meets your requirements.

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About this course

City College are one of the leading providers of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in the South of England. Our flexible programme means you can start your course at any time after your interview and assessment has taken place.

Our courses will improve all of your English – speaking, listening, reading, writing and pronunciation. 

You will be in a class with students from different countries and will learn about English culture and society. 

Prior to starting the course you will need to have an assessment to check your level of English. Once you have been assessed you will be able to enrol and a start date will be confirmed.

* Great news... if you're aged 19 or over and earning less than £18,525 a year (gross salary), you may not have to pay for this course. Apply online now!

For more information, or if you need assistance applying for an ESOL course with City College, please email

What you will learn

Depending on your previous qualifications and assessment, the following options are available:

ESOL Certificate, Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2


You will be assessed by our tutors in college to determine which level is suitable for you based on your language skills.

Entry requirements

To ensure you are on the right course we will give you an assessment to check your English language level. We will also review any exam results you have and advise you on your future study options for when your English has improved enough to progress.

You will be required to attend an interview prior to enrolling onto the course.

Course length & fees
  • Fees: £795 or £0 if eligible*
  • Course Length: 1 year
  • Campus: Main campus
What next?

After these courses you can progress to a career-led course or A-levels and then you can go on to university or into work.