We offer a range of courses to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills for those who live in the UK permanently. At the end of the course learners enter for a qualification that is accepted throughout the UK, although no longer for visa purposes.

Advice and Guidance is needed before you can join an ESOL class, please see dates and times of sessions listed below.

Learners who have successfully completed ESOL courses have said that it has helped them to get a better job or continue to study in higher education.

ESOL Entry 1, 2, 3, Level 1 and 2

These are 11 and 12 week courses (start September, January and April). These courses run twice a week and lead to a nationally recognised qualification. The examinations are held in December, March, June and July.

ESOL GCSE English Preparation Course

This course will provide ESOL learners with the skills and knowledge required to join a GCSE English course in the future.


You must pay for your course, unless you are on an eligible benefit. Fees are £295 for a 12 week course and £270 for 11 weeks. All courses run twice a week.

If you are actively seeking employment, you may be able to receive your tuition for free. Terms and conditions apply – for more information come along to one of the advice and guidance sessions, or call us on 020 8274 5222

For more course information email or call 020 8274 5222

Advice and Guidance

You must have an initial assessment before we can place you in a class. Please bring your passport or Home Office papers, recent proof of benefits (dated within the last six months) and marriage certificate if you have lived in the UK for less than 3 years and are married to a UK Citizen, and your National Insurance Number.

You do not need to book an appointment, however you must make sure you come at least 15 minutes early, that you bring your passport, ESOL certificates for exams already passed, and arrange childcare for your children if necessary.

Advice and Guidance times and dates:

Term 1:

Wed 2 and Thurs 3 Sept 2015 –  9:30 or 12:30

Mon 7, Tues 8 and Wed 9 Sept 2015 – 9:30 or 12:30 or 17:30

Term 2:

Mon 14, Tues 15, Wed 16 Dec 2015 – 9:30 or 12:30 or 17:30

Term 3:

Tues 12, Wed 13, Thurs 14 April 2016 – 9:30 or 12:30 or 17:30

Please make sure that you arrive 15 minutes before the start of the session in case it fills up. If you arrive late you may not be allowed to attend the session and will have to wait for the next available session. Please allow 3 hours for your assessment.

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