Please select how you would like to attend your ESOL Bridging course:
Title: ESOL Bridging
Pathway: English for Speakers of Other Languages
Available Study Options:
Full Time Print
You will study English/ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) from Pre-entry, Entry level 1- 3 or Level 1 dependant on the outcome of your language assessment.
The course focuses on English at your level using a wide range of topics, e.g neighbourhood and community, hobbies and free-time, work and jobs, life in the UK, social media, family and friends, shopping, travel and transport and health.
You will develop your English skills in speaking and listening, reading and writing alongside grammar and vocabulary.
Some classes will focus on your personal development and welfare and cover topics including: citizenship, staying safe on-line, hate crime and health and well being.
In addition, you will study Functional Skills maths up to Level 2 and work towards developing your ICT and computer skills.
Learners who are eligible will also complete work experience.
There will be opportunities for various educational visits during the year.
Your teacher will set tests to check your progress and you will be given regular homework to complete.
Learners will take ESOL exams in speaking and listening, reading and writing and Functional Skills maths.
You will be able to move to the next level of study to develop and improve your English and maths or to Level 1 Vocational - Business, ESOL and Functional Skills.
Once you achieve your English and maths at Entry 3/Level 1 you will be able to apply for a range of courses in college. The ESOL team will be able to give you more information on how to progress to the next level and provide details on assessments/enrolment.
Entry Level Courses :
Skills for Life & Work
No formal qualifications are required for this course, although evidence of personal progression from previous education establishments would be beneficial.
These courses are specifically designed for learners with a special educational need (SEND).
Skills & Employability
English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3
Full Time ESOL
No formal qualification are required for this course, you will recieve an offer of a place subject to passing an assessment;
Full Time GCSE Re-sit Study Course
You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an assessment.
Full Time Level 1 Course
English & Maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & Maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3.
Full Time Level 2 Course
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including English and Maths or a vocational qualification Level 1 in the chosen subject, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both English and Maths.
English & Maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.
Full time Level 3 Course
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including English and Maths) or a vocational qualification Level 2 in the chosen subject,
English & Maths Functional Skills Level 2 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs in some subject areas.
Minimum of 4 GCSE passes but English and Maths GCSE must be Grade 4 or above.
T levels in Science and Healthcare Science will also require a minimum of a grade 4 in a GCSE Science subject.
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If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits. We have a bursary scheme to assist with these costs.
It is important that you come along and speak to one of our staff about your choice/s.
Once we receive your application, you will be invited in to speak to a tutor or a member of the Apprenticeship team to discuss your application.
This will provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course/Apprenticeship and to see our facilities.