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ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Our ESOL courses can help you to become more confident to read, write and speak English.

With better English you will find it easier to work, study and live here.

Many courses are free. Courses run all year round and often have lots of start dates.

It’s easy to apply. Find the course you are interested in and click on the “apply now” button.

We are also a registered IELTS centre. The International English Language Testing System or IELTS is an exam which is widely used for university and college admissions, immigration requirements, and business purposes.

Who are Leicester College’s ESOL courses for?

We have courses for people who want to improve their English at all levels.

When you apply we will assess your English to make sure that you are on the right course for you. Whether that is a beginner or want to study a degree in England.

We have courses that are taught in classrooms, as well as online courses.

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Rawda Mohamed Hassan Mahmoud Moustafa

ESOL

"Taking this course is helping me fufill my dream of returning to teaching children."

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B-ESOL and Business Administration Level 1 – C1629

Course Code: C1629

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 10 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Ross Walk

Improve your office related and customer care related skills as well as your reading, writing and speaking and listening skills. You will learn about the skills that are required to work in an office or a customer care environment and help you gain national level qualifications in English, maths, ICT and customer care.

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W-ESOL GCSE English – C3424

Course Code: C3424

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 10 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2.75 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Work towards your ESOL and GCSE English qualification on a course dedicated to those whose first language is not English. You will begin with the basic skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Following this you will work with texts from different centuries to get a broader understanding of the language.

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ESOL and Maths GCSE – C5991

Course Code: C5991

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 14 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Work on your language and maths skills with our combined course to support you get those early qualifications you'll need in day-to-day life. Solve mathematical problems in your personal and working life by learning how to understand numbers, algebra and statistics. Just one morning a week will help you develop basic skills and knowledge.

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A-ESOL Access to GCSE English – C7126

Course Code: C7126

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Work towards getting your GCSE in English with our access course, this course is specifically for those who have English as their second language. You will learn how to study at GCSE level and the different texts and skills required to sit the exams for the course. This is a step towards level 3 courses.

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A-ESOL Maths – C7124

Course Code: C7124

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

If English is not your first language and you would like to improve on your maths skills, this course is ideal for you. Our team will support you through different tasks to help develop your knowledge of numbers, graphs, and more. This small step will help you make bigger ones towards your future job goals.

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B – ESOL and Health and Social Care Certificate level 1 – C1628

Course Code: C1628

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Ross Walk

Whilst developing your reading, writing and language skills in English, this course also gives you the opportunity to gain a qualification in care. During this course, you’ll learn all about how to care for others of different ages from young children to the elderly, communication skills and enhance your employability skills.

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B – ESOL and Maths – C7150

Course Code: C7150

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Ross Walk

If English is not your first language and you would like to improve on your maths skills, this course is ideal for you. Our team will support you through different tasks to help develop your knowledge of numbers, graphs, and more. This small step will help you make bigger ones towards your future job goals.

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B-ESOL and Driving – C7158

Course Code: C7158

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
  • duration Duration Various
  • map Campus Ross Walk

Driving has become a basic life skill that many employers would like people to have and not only does it help you get work but also helps you have independence. This course will help you towards applying for your provisional licence and learn the rules of the highway code, all important for the theory test.

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B-ESOL and Introduction to Beauty – C7155

Course Code: C7155

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
  • duration Duration Various
  • map Campus Ross Walk

Introduce yourself to a new hobby or kickstart your new career in beauty whilst improving your English skills. At our outreach centres you will learn how to use different equipment, treatments, and products as part of this course. You will also develop your confidence which can take you further personally or professionally with other courses.

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