Young ESOL Plus (YES plus)

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) for learners aged 16-19.

Course Information

  • Course Type School Leaver
  • Subject Area Foundation Learning and Support
  • Qualification N/A
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Entry Level
  • Course Length 1 year

This is an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course for learners aged 16-19. You will study English, Maths, Personal and Social Development and ICT. 

This course is suitable for young people who have recently arrived in the UK and who want to study on a full time English course.

You can achieve the following qualifications on this course:

  • ESOL Skills for Life Speaking and Listening (Entry 1 – Level 1 according to individual level)
  • ESOL Skills for Life Reading (Entry 1 – Level 1 according to individual level)
  • ESOL Skills for Life Writing (Entry 1 – Level 1 according to individual level)
  • Functional Skills Maths (Entry 1 – Level 1 according to individual level)

All students will have a class tutor who will monitor individual progress on the course and advise students on how to make the most of their classes. Students can be referred to Student Welfare for assistance, guidance or support. Bursary support for travel, meals and study resources is also available through Student Welfare for vulnerable learners and learners facing financial hardship.

Learning in a College environment

  • College is an adult environment where you are responsible for your learning and managing your studies, though your tutor will ensure you keep on track.
  • Attendance and punctuality are important for successful learning. Students need to arrive on time and attend every class unless they have a valid reason for absence.
  • You will receive a student ID card and lanyard at enrolment which you will need to carry at all times when on campus.
  • Your timetable will be different every day – you might start College at 9am or 1.15pm and you will not usually have lessons all day. Many students have a Wednesday afternoon free to take part in enrichment activities or sports.

For more information contact the College admissions team on 01392 400444 or email

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but you must be a permanent resident, refugee or asylum seeker and aged between 16 and 18 at the start of the course. All students complete an initial assessment which is used to place you on the most appropriate level course. After applying for the course you will have an interview and complete a reading and writing test to check your level of English.

There is a refectory at Hele Road and a Learning Centre, which is close by.
Additional Costs

There are no additional costs.

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