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ESOL Assessment Sessions

on April 10, 2022

What courses are available?

Pre-entry ESOL – For people who have no English at all and wish to start learning the language.

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) – Supporting speakers of other languages to develop their English language skills for work, further learning or everyday life.

You will need to attend an assessment session in college to decide the course and level that is best for you. All places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

How can I apply?

To apply on an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course please complete our full time or part-time application form here or call our Admissions team on 01582 569569 to enquire more about our courses. You will need to attend an assessment session in college to decide the course and level that is best for you.

What do I need to bring with me to the assessment?

Please remember to bring the following documents and your fees, as you will be unable to enrol without them:

  • Passport (or birth certificate if you do not have a passport)
  • National Insurance Number

If you do not have these documents, please try to bring with you as many as possible of the following:

  • permanent residency document
  • if you were a student during the three-year period: letters from schools, colleges or universities confirming attendance
  • if you were employed during the three-year period: letters from employers confirming dates of employment; wage slips; (if relevant area is UK and Islands) P60s or a letter from HMRC confirming payment of taxes
  • official correspondence e.g. from your bank, credit card statements, utility bills, letters from Jobcentre or council tax notices

If any of the above is unclear, or you require further assistance please contact our admissions team on 01582 569569.

What will happen in the assessment session?

You will complete activities to assess your skill level.

During your assessment you will need to be in College for up to three hours so we kindly ask you to make alternative childcare arrangements and not bring children to College.

When are the next assessment sessions?

Apply online here and our Admissions team will be in touch to book you in for an assessment session.

Abbie NorthwoodESOL Assessment Sessions