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ESOL Pre Entry (RARPA)

ESOL students at Central Bedfordshire College (CBC).


ESOL Pre Entry (RARPA)

This course is designed for adults who wish to improve their English skills for work or for social purposes. It will also build confidence and social skills. The course will cover the four basic skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Employability skills will be embedded into the course.

This course improves English skills, therefore it is suitable for any work sector. Proficient English skills are needed for all work sectors.

Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements

A desire and determination to learn English and a commitment to attend and engage in classes.

What qualification will I gain?

ESOL relevant qualifications.

How will I be assessed?

Task controlled exam testing will take place, as well as teacher observation. Students will achieve qualifications.

Course content

A variety of teaching styles will be used. Each term will focus on one language skill specifically (reading, speaking and listening, writing). A variety of interesting resources will be used with differentiation.

Next steps

Course / Career progression

Students have progressed onto other courses such as childcare, TA courses and many others. Students have entered employment and voluntary work.

Additional information

This qualification is to assist the learner in becoming independent of others (such as interpreters or translators; be they professionals, family or friends) when interacting with native English-speakers, both in a work environment and elsewhere. By improving their communication and fluency in English, learners will significantly improve their employability skills.

Furthermore, these learners will benefit from the development of the ability to access service providers and to have the linguistic confidence to travel, work and socialise beyond their local community.

Any questions?

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Available Courses
Cbc Dunstable Main Campus
Starts: 05/02/2024
Type: Part Time
Length: 18 weeks
Fees: £700.00
Cbc Dallow Road
Starts: 12/02/2024
Type: Part Time
Length: 18 weeks

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.

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.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


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.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.