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    Entry Level

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2021

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2021, Full Time


This ESOL course will develop your speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar skills. You will take part in a range of activities covering different subjects such as health, sport, hobbies, transport and jobs as well as trips to develop your language skills.

We have a range of levels available. The right level for you will be assessed as part of the interview process:

  • Entry Level 1 ESOL plus Maths
  • Entry Level 2 ESOL plus Maths
  • Entry Level 3 ESOL plus Maths

Students attend "Vocational Experience" classes to focus on work skills and tasters of other college courses.You will develop computer skills and study Functional Skills Maths at a level which is suitable for you. The course helps you to get used to college life and living in the UK. We will support you in your future and staff will help you apply for College courses for the following year.

Why our college?

Industry standard facilities

At our college you will have access to industry-standard facilities and get to use top of the range equipment. On our campus you’ll find media suites, TV studios, design labs, workshops, hair & beauty salons, working kitchens and a live theatre.

Gain real experiences of work

All of our courses will provide you with outstanding experiences of work and prepare you for your future career. You will work with real employers and customers and build connections.

A unique student experience

This is what really sets us apart. At our college you will experience the freedom to be yourself. Being part of an active Students’ Union, having opportunities to travel and enjoying live entertainment are just a few of the amazing opportunities available to you.

Entry Requirements

You will need to sit a controlled assessment to identify your ESOL level. This is a course which is designed for students aged between 16 and 18 years old.

Learning Outcomes

Qualifications in Employability and Citizenship are offered on some ESOL Levels.


You will gain a qualification in ESOL, assessed by exam. You may be able to take your exam early and progress to a second level within one year.


Following the successful completion of the course with a good attendance and behaviour record, you may be able to progress on to further courses at the College.

Career Progression

The ESOL qualification is widely recognised by employers and will assist with your progression into further education, employment as well as everyday life in the UK.


If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please check out our part-time adult courses. Please check our Finance pages for information on financial support, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively please contact the Advice Shop.

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