English and Maths (inc. ESOL)

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) for Adults Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

The course will commence from September 2022. Class attendance will be 4.5 hours per week. This will be up to three 1.5 hour classes in College. You will be required to attend College for an initial assessment and final examinations.

Entry requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements or previous experience needed to join this course
  • Before you start a class you need to do an assessment to find the right level for you.
  • You should be aged 19 or over to attend this course

You will achieve

You will achieve a City & Guilds ESOL Skills for Life qualification.

Course overview

ESOL Skills for Life qualifications support speakers of other languages based within the UK to develop their English language skills for work, further learning or everyday life.

These qualifications are for anyone based in the UK needing to improve their understanding and use of written or spoken English. This might be to help get on at work (or get a job), prepare for further study, access public services, or just to function more effectively in an English-speaking environment


Once you have had your assessment and are waiting for an ESOL class, you can come along to one of our FREE workshops to help improve your English in the meantime.


Course content

ESOL learners will develop and improve their language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

They will encounter topics which are both familiar and relevant to them. Topics include:

  • Personal details/experiences
  • Work
  • Education/training
  • Housing
  • Family and friends
  • Health
  • Transport
  • Weather
  • Buying goods
  • Leisure
  • UK society

Distance learning means studying remotely. Using a range of material you’ll undertake course activities and assignments with regular support from your tutor, interacting with fellow students via email, online forums, phone and virtual conferencing.

Assessment is by examination and continuous assessment. Learners have regular meetings with a tutor to discuss progress and to help plan studies.

It would be helpful if you brought some pens, paper to write on and a folder to put your work in.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

This can lead to more advanced ESOL courses at the College or progression onto higher level mainstream courses.

How much does the course cost?

The prices are Entry 3/Level 1: £250 Entry Level 1/Entry Level 2: £ 225 Funding may be available. For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk.

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) for Adults Part-time

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