ESOL Skills for Life

ESOL Skills for Life

The English for Speakers of Other Langugages (ESOL) Skills for Life Course is offered at 5 qualification levels plus a beginner’s class.

  • Course Type Adult - Professional
  • Subject Area ESOL
  • Qualification Various
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Various
  • Location Various – see below
  • Course Length 13 weeks (Term 1); 11 weeks (Term 2); 13 weeks (Term 3)
  • Start Date Various (please see below)
  • End Date Various (please see below)
  • Day Please see below.
  • Times Various (please see below)
  • Fee Free (subject to eligibility)
Overview

The ESOL Skills for Life Course is offered at 5 qualification levels plus a beginner’s class. Learners study twice a week with morning, afternoon and evening classes available. There is an exam at the end of each term and a chance to gain a national qualification.

Please note: All learners take an assessment to decide which is the right level for them to join. Learners need to be able to complete the course and take the exam at the end, so the course is not suitable for someone who is here for a short time.

Course dates
Term 1: Learners take the Speaking and Listening exam
Course dates: 12th September – 16th December
Term 2: Learners take the Reading exam
Course dates: 9th January – 31st March
Term 3: Learners take the Writing exam
Course dates: 19th April – 7th July

This course takes place at Hele Road, Bradninch Court and various Community venues.

The focus each term is on communication skills ( writing, reading and speaking and listening) with a clear focus on the exam near the end of each term. Learners usually remain in the same class for one year and then progress to the next level (if they have passed all the exams).

 

Dates below:

TERM DAY START TIME WEEKS Eligible with means tested income FEE if eligible household income over £35,000 Fee International Learners (not eligible for funding)
1 Various Sept 2022 Various 13 FREE £300 £600
2 Various Jan 2023 Various 11 FREE £150 £300
3 Various April 2023 Various 13 FREE £225 £450


Please contact the ESOL Start Up Tutors to find out assessment dates: esoladmin@exe-coll.ac.uk or the College Admission team. You can also visit Hele Road reception to sign up for an assessment.

 

Modules and assessment

ESOL assessments take place in the last few weeks of each term using a national exam board, Ascentis.

Next steps:

ESOL qualifications are important stepping stones to other nationally recognised qualification such as GCSE English and Maths. Attendance on an ESOL course is an important indicator to an employer that you are working on improving your English skills and the focus on communication in the classroom will give you extra confidence at work.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements. All learners take an assessment to decide which is the right level for them to join. Learners need to be able to complete the course and take the exam at the end, so the course is not suitable for someone who is here for a short time.

Facilities

Lessons take place in well-equipped classrooms in Hele Road. The Learning Resource Centre has graded readers available to borrow, as well as a range of grammar and vocabulary books.

Additional Costs

The fees include all the resources needed.

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