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ESOL: Reading - Entry Levels and Level 1

These courses are aimed at developing your reading skills at Entry 1, 2, 3 and Level 1. You will study reading in the context of everyday life so you can successfully seek work, progress to further study and play your part in the community.


Learners will be given tuition in reading skills, grammar and vocabulary based on the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Skills for Life Core Curriculum.


Exam Board: City & Guild

Date Time Days Duration
15/01/2019 - 27/03/2019 09:30AM - 12:30PM 2 days per week (Tue & Wed) 10 weeks
16/04/2019 - 26/06/2019 09:30AM - 12:30PM 2 days per week (Tue & Wed) 10 weeks

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    Level 1

    How much does the course cost? All Fees £249

    Examining Body C & G

    Is an interview required? Yes

  • Fee concessions:

    We will fully fund individuals aged 19 and over on the day they start their ESOL course if the individual is unemployed.

    We will co-fund all other individuals aged 19 and over on the day they start their ESOL course – the amount shown is the co-funded fee that students will be required to pay the college.

  • What qualification or experience do I need to start the course?

    These courses are for EU residents, refugees or asylum seekers whose first language is not English. We will assess your level of English before you enrol on the course. You must demonstrate at interview that you are able to commit to the programme of study, attend 100% of all classes, and complete set work to deadlines.

  • How will I be taught?

    You will learn in a friendly environment, either at college or in local community centres through the use of group activities, discussions, games and projects. We will do everything we can to support and guide you to reach your goals.

  • How will I be assessed?

    There will be regular assessment throughout the course leading to speaking and listening exams at the end of each term.

  • What qualification will I get?

    You will get a City & Guild certificate in Reading for the level that you pass.

  • What can the course lead to?

    If you successfully complete your qualification you may decide to progress to a higher level or the ESOL Writing qualification. You may also apply for a job based on your improved English Skills.

  • How do I join the course?

    Please click the blue 'Apply' button on this page and you will be invited for an interview. We will assess your suitability and level of course that we can offer you.

  • Further information

    You may be eligible for the course fees to be waived if you are unemployed and receiving benefits including: Housing Benefit, Income Support, Council Tax Benefit, Pension Credit or JSA – Job Seekers Allowance

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