English and Maths (inc, ESOL)

Apprenticeships in English and Maths (inc. ESOL)

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Careers in English and Maths (inc. ESOL)

Careers in English and Maths (inc. ESOL)

A programme of study in Essential Skills can help you to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence necessary to progress onto further study. By gaining further qualifications you are on the path to your chosen career.

Did you know?

You can study GCSE maths and English alongside another full-time course at the College.

All students have access to:

Alumni Profile

Francisco Torres Carmona

English Functional Skills and GCSE English

“I am from Spain and my current employment involves a lot of global travel. Whilst on business in Barnsley, I decided to study English at the College. Improving my English skills has helped me in my job as I can now communicate more efficiently with clients whilst on business trips around the world.”

Global CAP Quality Manager for ‎EPCOS Málaga (a TDK Group Company), Málaga, Spain

Student Profile

Ralula Badeata

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

“I decided to come to College to improve my English skills as I want to progress on to either a Business or Travel and Tourism course in order to help reach my goal of becoming a flight attendant. I am really enjoying my time here and my English has improved vastly and really quickly. The tutors are really supportive, patient and have been key to improving my English.”

Student Profile

Maria Palacios

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

“The tutors are really helpful, very patient and provide good examples which makes the subject easier to understand. Coming to college has given me the confidence to continue with my studies and after this course I intend to study Health and Social Care.”

Student Profile

Michael Glamkowski

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

“I am really enjoying my course and I have made lots of friends. You also get the chance to take part in fun enrichment activities such as bowling, swimming and watching films. This has helped to improve my English and has made me more confident.”

Student Profile

Iuliana Price

“I decided to study Fresh Start because I am planning to progress onto a Business and Management course. I am really enjoying my time here. It’s a calm and relaxed environment and the tutors are really helpful.”

Reasons to join us at Barnsley College

Reason 1

We have students from a wide range of countries and backgrounds. A total of 36 different languages are spoken by our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students.

Reason 2

We also offer a Level 3 Core maths qualification designed for students who have already achieved a grade 4/C in GCSE maths
and would like to study maths further.

Reason 3

With our ESOL course you will study English and maths and you will also get the chance to study different subjects
within College to help you decide on future study or career choices.

Reason 4

Functional Skills courses in maths and English are free to everyone.

Reason 5

The free Functional Skills courses are offered from Entry Level to Level 2 where you will develop essential skills and knowledge in a range of topics including spelling, form filling, note writing, interpreting numbers and dealing with money.