Course overview

Adult ESOL: For Family Life in Bristol City of Bristol College

ESOL for Family Life in Bristol is a 10-week short course that meets one day a week for 3 hours.

It is taught by a vocational specialist and an ESOL lecturer who will together teach sessions on subjects such as: the education system in the UK, how to navigate your child’s school website, understanding the benefits you are entitled to, learning about free activities and resources for families in Bristol, telephone conversation practice for booking appointments, and laws in the UK for children and families.

This class is best suited to individuals whose first language is not English and who are looking to understand more about family life in the UK while practicing their English language skills. Due to the nature of the course, having at least Entry 2 Level of English is recommended before joining.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is one of the ESOL Vocational Short Courses which are for adults whose first language is not English and who are hoping to learn some of the key skills and language needed for life in the UK.

This ESOL Vocational Short Course is for students who have at least an intermediate level of English (Entry Level 2 or above).

What you'll learn

You will learn in face-to-face classes about topics such as: the education system in the UK, how to navigate your child’s school website, understanding the benefits you are entitled to, learning about free activities and resources for families in Bristol, telephone conversation practice for booking appointments, and laws in the UK for children and families.

Course entry requirements

You must be working at Entry Level 2 ESOL level. 

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How is the course delivered and assessed?

The course is delivered face-to-face once a week. There are no formal assessments as this is an ILP course (Individual Learning Plan) which means that you will set your own goals at the beginning of the class and work to achieve them throughout the ten weeks with the help of the lecturer.

At the end of the 10 weeks, if you have achieved all of your goals, you will receive a College Certificate.

Future career and study opportunities

This course is designed to be a stepping stone into further studies, employment, or simply developing confidence in yourself. Ideally, you will finish this course and then join a twice-a-week Adult ESOL course, another 10 week ESOL Vocational Short Course or a full-time or part-time vocational course.

Additional costs

If you meet the residency requirements, this course is free. If you do not, then the fee is £180. Your residency status is determined by the Student Services team at reception.

If you have lived in the UK or a country in the EEA, you will meet the residency requirements, but there are other specialised ways of meeting the requirements that the Student Services team can explain further (i.e. refugees and asylum seekers can take the course for free).

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