English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Improving your English can help you get more out of your life in the UK. It will also help if you wish to study further, improve your CV or apply to become a British citizen.
Before you can enrol on an ESOL or English course you need to attend an assessment to determine your level. You do not need to book an appointment, however please remember to bring the following documents and your fees, as you will be unable to enrol without them:
- British Passport (and visa if required)
- National ID card
We understand that it is sometimes difficult for students to prove that they have been ordinarily resident in the relevant place for the required period. The following are examples of documents that may provide evidence of residence if you lack the usual required documentation:
- permanent residency document
- if you were a student during the three-year period: letters from schools, colleges or universities confirming attendance
- if you were employed during the three-year period: letters from employers confirming dates of employment; wage slips; (if relevant area is UK and Islands) P60s or a letter from HMRC confirming payment of taxes
- utility bills; official correspondence (e.g. from bank); credit card statements
- other: letters from Jobcentre plus confirming receipt of jobseeker’s allowance, or other benefits; council tax notices
If any of the above is unclear, or you require further assistance please contact our admissions team on 01923 812345.
During your assessment you will need to be in College for up to three hours so we kindly ask you to make alternative childcare arrangements and not bring children to College.
You can find out more information about the courses that we offer below. Please be aware that once you have completed your assessment and provided the proper evidence required, you will then be placed on the most suitable level of study for you.