Our courses will boost your confidence, help you communicate better in everyday situations, handle common tasks in English, improve your digital skills, earn qualifications, and even prepare for job applications and career advancement.
If you are not eligible, the cost of the course is £0.00. If you choose to stay residentially, and you are not eligible via the residential funding assessment, there will be an additional fee to pay. The vast majority of students are eligible to study and stay residentially for free and we will confirm when you apply.
Studying with us means you’ll enhance your reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Our classes are led by experienced teachers who specialize in teaching adults, creating a supportive and friendly learning environment for you. Whether you’re looking to navigate daily life more comfortably or advance in your career, our ESOL classes are designed to help you achieve your goals.
Typical our ESOL courses cover the following:
Speaking and listening-Exam
Courses are available at different levels so you can choose where you start based on your experience and your language proficiency.
What can this course lead to?
Once you complete the language course and get an ESOL certification, you can progress to Functional Skills Level 2 and several other courses.
Course session dates
Session dates for 27 September 2023 - 9 November 2023
Wednesday 27 Sep 2023 to Thursday 28 Sep 2023
Wednesday 04 Oct 2023 to Thursday 05 Oct 2023
Wednesday 11 Oct 2023 to Thursday 12 Oct 2023
Wednesday 18 Oct 2023 to Thursday 19 Oct 2023
Wednesday 25 Oct 2023 to Thursday 26 Oct 2023
Wednesday 01 Nov 2023 to Thursday 02 Nov 2023
Wednesday 08 Nov 2023 to Thursday 09 Nov 2023
ESOL courses are categorised into five different levels.
Entry levels are as follows:
Entry 1: You can speak and understand a few things in English.
Entry 2: You can communicate simply and understand the language in familiar situations, but with some degree of difficulty.
Entry 3: You can speak and understand English quite well and use basic tenses in speech or writing but are still lacking in vocabulary and have problems with advanced grammar.
The levels then go up to:
Level 1: The learner speaks and understands English but makes mistakes and fails from time to time to clearly express themselves.
Level 2: The learner speaks and understands English very well but falters with unfamiliar vocabulary or situations.
Here at Northern College, you can access a range of courses which will develop your skills and behaviours, helping you to become more competitive in the jobs market. You can learn the kinds of skills which will transfer into any workplace setting and build your confidence around getting into work.
This college has helped me so much and given me so much confidence in my courses and in myself. Beautiful place to learn, make good friends. They are like a family and all help each other.
Digital and IT skills are needed in work and education more than ever!
This subject area is constantly evolving to meet the needs of the world around us. We have courses that introduce you to the Digital world as well as higher level courses to further develop your knowledge and skills.
Jim TaylorDigital Tutor
Rated by Ofsted as a Good Provider
student pass rate for 2021-22
of students rated the College as good or outstanding in supporting them to improve their confidence to learn