ESOL PLUS Study Programme

Our new ESOL PLUS study programme will give you a great chance to continue to improve your English whilst learning business, childcare, IT, sport or science skills for use in everyday life.

english introWhen you finish the course, you will get a qualification in ESOL and a separate qualification for the other subjects you have learned. They will both help you boost your CV or help you move on to further study.

This study programme is particularly useful if you are a young learner who wants to go to college in September or want to get a job or apprenticeship.

You can take our new ESOL PLUS study programme if you:

>> are between 16 and 18 years of age
>> are not currently studying and can start in January
>> need to improve your English so you can start a full time course in September 2016 or get onto an apprenticeship

What will I study?

As English isn’t your main language, our ESOL PLUS study programme will help you improve your English. ESOL means English for Speakers of Other Languages and the qualification is designed to help you develop the skills you use every day and help you move on to further study.

Taking an ESOL qualification can help you:

>> get on a full time course next September
>> get part time or full time employment or apprenticeship
>> talk to teachers, employers and officials and understand the customs of the UK

As well as English, you will also improve your maths and study some other topics which could include business, childcare, IT, sport or science.

There will also be work experience, trips to related companies or exhibitions and special events.

What is enrichment?

Enrichment is very important as it develops you as an individual, gives your interesting activities to talk about at college at college and job interviews. There is a wide variety of enrichment you can undertake including sport and fitness activities, music, media, volunteering, political involvement, and mode.

What about work experience?

Work experience is extremely important as it will give you a taste of the world of work and to show you what career direction is right for you. It will enhance your application for college or a job and improve your prospects at interview.

How do I get onto the ESOL PLUS study programme?

Apply using the college full-time application form. When asked which programme you wish to do, state ESOL PLUS study programme. You will be invited in for an interview ready to start at the end of January.