ESOL Skills for Life

ESOL Skills for Life

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. Learners in Term 1 take a Reading exam, followed by Speaking and Listening in Term 2 and Writing in Term 3. The focus each term is on communication skills with some focus on the exam near the end of the course. Learners usually remain in the same class for one year and then progress to the next level.

  • Course Type Adult - Professional
  • Subject Area ESOL
  • Qualification Various
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Various
  • Location Hele Road Centre
  • Course Length 13 weeks (Term 1); 12 weeks (Term 2); 10 weeks (Term 3)
  • Start Date Various (please see below)
  • End Date Various (please see below)
  • Day 2 classes a week (please see below)
  • Times Various (please see below)
  • Fee Various (please see below)
  • Reduced Fee None
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. Learners in Term 1 take a Reading exam, followed by Speaking and Listening in Term 2 and Writing in Term 3. The focus each term is on communication skills with some focus on the exam near the end of the course. Learners usually remain in the same class for one year and then progress to the next level.

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.

Dates below:

TERM DAY START TIME WEEKS FEE Fee International Learners (not eligible for funding)
1 Various Sept 2020 Various 13 £185* £415*
2 Various Jan 2021 Various 12 £175* £385*
3 Various April 2021 Various 10 £155* £335*

*£20 for most learners with a household income of under £35,000. Our ESOL Start Up Tutors will look at your individual circumstances to confirm the course fees. Please also note there is a support fee of £20.

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.

  • Have a question?

    If you have questions or would like to speak to someone, our team of Customer Service Advisers can help answer your questions or direct your enquiry to the correct team.
    Speak to us today on 01392 400500 or email info@exe-coll.ac.uk.

  • Ready to find out more?

    Why not come along to one of our open events, a chance to explore our facilities, ask questions about our courses and find out more about being a student at Exeter College. Visit our open events page to find out more today.