ESOL Skills for Life (Entry Level - Level 2)
Faculty of Professional and Adult Learning
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Entry Level Hele Road Centre Various Various See below Various See below None contact us
01392 400500

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This course is aimed at anyone whose first language is not English and who wants to improve their ability to communicate. You will be taught by an experienced ESOL teacher in a group with an average size of 14. Other learners will come from a range of nationalities. Learners sometimes work in groups or pairs and homework is regularly given. You will get feedback during lessons and there is an exam at the end of the course. Learners must be here for the whole course (either 20 weeks or 16 weeks).

Please note that there are 6 levels in 3 different time slots. Each class is twice a week and the days vary depending on level and time slot chosen. There are two semesters a year.

Semester 1 starts 10-Sep-18 and ends 15-Feb-19 (20 weeks). Times: 09.30-12.30, 13.30-16.30, 18.00-20.45

*Fees for semester 1: EU/other eligible learners £255 overseas £619.

Semester 2 starts 25-Feb-19 and ends 05-Jul-19 (16 weeks). Times: 09.30-12.30, 13.30-16.30, 18.00-20.45

*Fees Semester 2: EU/other eligible learners £204 overseas £496. 

What topics will I study?

Course covers all skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) with a focus on communication skills. Learners take a Speaking and Listening exam in Semester 1 and a Reading and Writing exam in Semester 2 if they continue. New learners in Semester 2 take a Reading and Writing exam.

What are the entry requirements?

An initial assessment is required. Please contact the ESOL Start Up Tutors to apply.
Must be able to complete the whole course of 20 weeks (Semester 1) or 16 weeks (Semester 2) and take an exam at the end of the course. To apply for these courses you will need to be aged 19 or above on 31st August 2018.

This is a part time course with a lot of self-study at home, so it can be taken by anyone living in Devon, not just in the Exeter area.

What facilities are there?

Classrooms are spacious and well-equipped with a computer and data projector. Some classrooms have computers for students to use in lessons. Learners can borrow readers from the Hele Road Learning Centre.

What can the course lead on to?

Learners can progress to the next ESOL level or to other adult courses at Exeter College after Level 2.

Are there any additional costs?

You may need to buy a course book.

What do our students think?

Studying ESOL gave me the strength to achieve my dreams.


It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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