ESOL – English Speakers of Other Languages

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We understand it is a difficult time and we want to reassure all prospective students that your future plans are important to us.

Here are a few frequently asked questions, don’t worry if you need any further help get in touch with our Information Team via email info@barnsley.ac.uk or telephone 01226 216123.

We will be with you every step of the way.

Mel Jenkinson,
Director of Recruitment, Marketing and Communications

Don’t worry, it’s not too late, take a look at our ESOL courses and apply online

You will receive an email with further details including an appointment when a tutor will ring within a specified hourly time slot to discuss the course.

We will send you an invitation for your on-line enrolment session in August. Please note we are enrolling from 18 August 2020.

On-line enrolment will take 3 easy steps.

STEP 1 – A tutor will phone at the time specified. Discuss the course and any entry requirements where applicable.

You will be asked to complete a short assessment online. This will help us to enrol you on the right course.

The tutor will explain all about the course and when to start. (If you have access to a camera, we can also arrange a video call via Microsoft TEAMS then you get to see the staff).

STEP 2 – Log in to your online enrolment portal. (If you haven’t already had an interview you may need to create an account first).

STEP 3 – Simply check your details, upload any evidence as discussed, such as a copy of your qualifications, proof of benefit etc, accept the Terms & Conditions and confirm your enrolment.

The majority of enrolments will be done online however, we appreciate that in some cases this may not be possible. Please contact our helpline to make alternative arrangements Tel No 01226 216123

Please do not visit the College without an appointment you will be refused entry.

We are operating under strict government guidelines and will need to limit your visit to yourself and one other person to comply with social distancing measures.

The new term starts Tuesday 1 September 2020, however due to the current Covid-19 situation we will be operating staggered start dates and times. Your tutor will provide all the details about your induction and timetable at the point of enrolment.

20/21 Academic Year term dates are available on our website.

The way we adapted to online delivery during lockdown, has given us a really good head start. In line with government guidelines for class sizes and social distancing measures, ‘blended learning’ will be the way to go, with a mixture of online delivery and practical, on-site taught sessions.  We will keep you informed of these arrangements as we move forward through the next phase. Our key priority as always is the safety and well-being of all students and staff.

Don’t worry! Tell your tutor and they will work with you to ensure that you have the necessary equipment to support your learning.