ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)


Course Details

Start Date:
Code: PESOCB00113

  • Location: Broadway

Course Summary

This qualification can help you if English is your second language and you are living or planning to settle in the UK. The course is offered at 5 different levels from pre-entry (for beginners) to Level 2 (for intermediate learners). You'll need to do a short test when you apply so we can put you on the level that's right for you.

The course covers:
Listening and speaking

Course Content

This qualification includes the following:
Speaking and pronunciation
Listening and understanding

Your teacher will use a variety of strategies and techniques to develop your language skills.

These courses run from September until June. You can study either during the day or in the evenings. Daytime courses also give you the opportunity to develop your ICT and employability skills in order to further improve your chances of progression and gain employment.

Course Assessment

The end of course assessments will be ESB (English Speaking Board) ESOL examinations which are externally set.

Initial assessment is carried out to decide on the most appropriate level for you to study. Full support is given throughout your studies with regular reviews of your progress. Ongoing assessments, tasks and/or tests will take place throughout the course to allow your tutor to monitor your progress.

Beginners' assessments will be an internally set college assessment where learners receive a Dudley College Certificate for the skills they develop.

Employer Benefits

Improved English, Digital and employability skills for the future workforce.


All class-based materials will be provided but you will need to provide a notebook and a pen, and a dictionary is recommended.

You may not have to pay for your course if you are in receipt of certain benefits. Please bring any evidence of benefits with you when you come to enrol.


ESB ESOL Skills for Life or Dudley College Certificate from Entry 1 to Level 1.

Entry 3 to Level 1 daytime students can also complete a Essential Digital Skills alongside their English course.

There are also new vocational courses - ESOL for Care, ESOL for Retail or ESOL for Hospitality courses available which help prepare second language speakers with industry specific English and potential lead into employment in these sectors

Pre- Entry Levels available for learners with no or very little English.


This qualification will lead to progression from Pre-Entry to Entry Level 1, Entry Level 1 - Entry Level 2, Entry Level 2 to Entry Level 3 and progression onto Vocational courses, Adult Functional Skills, Apprenticeships or into employment.

Entry Requirements

For entry onto this qualification learners must have: some basic understanding of the English alphabet and forming letters. Before you enrol, you'll have a short test with one of our tutors to help us decide what level is right for you. If you have any ESOL qualifications from the last three years, please bring the certificates with you to the test.

If you're 19 or older and want to study another course alongside ESOL, remember to check the entry requirements for the other course as well.

You'll learn about life in the UK through topics such as transport, health, work, leisure and many others. You can also attend a maths class alongside your English studies. If you're aged 16-18 years old, you'll study a full-time programme that includes personal and social development, ICT and maths as well as English.

You'll work towards a Trinity ESOL Skills for Life certificate

Can I get help with fees?

Funding may be available to support your learning as an adult (aged 19+) studying at Dudley College. Check out the Financial Support guidance for more information.

Start Date:
Code: PESOCB00113

  • Location: Broadway
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