Course overview

ESOL for 16 -18 year olds City of Bristol College

This one-year, 16.5-hours-a-week course is for 16 -18-years-olds whose first language is not English. You will work to improve your English to a standard that will let you progress further in education. Timetables for all students include English, Maths and IT. Higher level groups will also have a chance to experience study in a vocational area.

You may study this course at GCSE level depending on initial assessment results.

If you would like to study an ESOL course with us, please email esol.enquiries@cityofbristol.ac.uk to arrange your initial assessment.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

Is English not your first language? Would you like to develop your skills and confidence in a friendly, mature and safe environment? Then this is the course for you.

What you'll learn

The course consists of four core subjects to improve your: communication skills, reading and writing, maths and ICT skills. You will also have the opportunity to go on trips and take part in fun activities outside the College.

Course entry requirements

You do not need any formal qualifications for this course. However, in order to join you will need:

  • to have an initial assessment to establish your level of English and Maths.
  • to have the right to study in the UK, to join this course.

Our ESOL programme can be studied at a variety of levels up to GCSE. The level that you study at will be determined by your initial assessment.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

You will be taught and assessed by our specialist teaching team throughout the duration of your studies.

Future career and study opportunities

Improving your Maths and English will open up your opportunities. Next steps could include applying for vocational or academic courses or successfully going into employment.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery. 

Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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