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Level 1



The ESOL 16+ study programme is a full-time study programme for 16-18-year-old second-language speakers.

The course will help you improve your speaking and listening, reading and writing in English, as well as give you a rounded educational experience to prepare for further study and employment. You will have the opportunity to gain study and life skills and increase your confidence.

You will study Maths, IT and the Prince’s Trust Achieve programme, and you will participate in a tutorial and enrichment programme. You will receive personalised guidance and information about progression paths.

There is the opportunity for Level 1 students to take part in taster sessions on vocational courses in the second term. At the end of the year, we want you to leave with your personal confidence and life skills boosted as well as your English, Maths and IT skills improved. Successfully completing this course will ensure you are ready to take the next step to reach your goals.


  • Entry 1 -; Level 1 ESOL Reading (Ascentis)
  • Entry 1 – Level 1 ESOL Speaking & Listening (Ascentis)
  • Entry 1 – Level 1 ESOL Writing (Ascentis)
  • Entry 3 Personal Development & Employability Skills (Princes Trust)
  • E2 or E3 / GCSE Maths Qualification
  • IT Award

*FREE* Online short courses

Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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