OverviewEnglish for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Full-time Programme (16-18 only)
These courses will help you to improve your English for work, everyday life or further study. There are five levels to choose from depending upon your existing skills: Beginners (Entry Level 1), Elementary (Entry Level 2), Lower Intermediate (Entry Level 3) Higher Intermediate (Level 1) and Advanced (Level 2).
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Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.
You do not need any qualifications to start, but you must be between 16 and 18 years old by 31 August 2020 and you must be normally resident in the UK.
You will need to attend an assessment interview before you start to help decide which level is best for you.
During this study programme you will cover a variety of language and other skills, including:
- Reading, writing, listening and speaking
- Grammar and structure
- Vocabulary development
- ILT (using computers to learn language)
- Employability skills (including work placements)
You will also learn about Health, Education, Local Government, the Royal Family and other topics, which are all part of being a citizen in the UK.
You will work towards the English Speaking Board awards and certificates in Skills for Life ESOL at an appropriate level.
The Levels are:
- Entry Level 1
- Entry Level 2
- Entry Level 3
- Level 1
- Level 2
Your teachers will do practice exams with you throughout the year before entering you for exams.
On successful completion, you could continue to learn English at a higher level or progress on to another course at the College. (Please note that your English level will have to be at Level 1or above to apply for other courses at the College.)
You will need to attend a minimum of 15 hours per week and you will need to attend a work placement that we will arrange for you. There is an additional cost of £30 for materials.
Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.
Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.