English and Maths (inc. ESOL)

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) for 16-18 years Full-time

In Brief

Start Date /

The course will start September and will run for one year.

Entry requirements
  • You will need to be between the ages of 16-18 years old
  • There are no formal requirements for this course.
  • Students will normally take part in an interview prior to being enrolled on the programme.
You will achieve

ESOL qualification, vocational qualification

Last updated: 11th October 2018

Course overview

If you are a speaker of another language and would like to improve your English and maths skills then this is the course for you! As well as English and maths you will also get the chance to study different subjects within College to help you decide on future study or career choices. The course is flexible and we can create an individual learning programme that fits your needs and abilities which will help to develop your skills, knowledge and the confidence necessary to progress onto further study.

Course content

You will have the opportunity to

  • Develop your English speaking and listening, reading and writing skills.
  • Develop your ability to use maths skills in practical setting
  • Choose a vocational option that interests you
  • Be involved in cross-college enrichment activities.

There are five components to the course and you will study the following subjects each week:
• Functional skills maths
• Vocational options
You will also have the opportunity to take part in:
• Group tutorials
• Self-Organised Learning Environments (SOLE)
• Enrichment activities

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed throughout this course.

What equipment will I need?

Stationery such as pens, paper and a ring binder.

Where will I study?

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

What can I do next?

Students go onto to further study within College


How much does the course cost?

This course is free

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Information Unit

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

Want to join Barnsley Sports Academy and the Sports Village?

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Additional Learning Support

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

English and Maths

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths  we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.


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 16-18 years Full-time