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ESOL Gateway (English for Speakers of Other Languages) at Sheffield College

Course description

This is a one year full time course

About the course
 
This is an intensive English programme with personal tutor support. You will learn about English speaking and listening, reading and writing.

Your programme can also include learning about citizenship, personal and social development, maths, IT and the world of work. There may be the opportunity for some students to study science and for some students to study for an employability skills qualification. 

Course enrichment activities can include trips and visits around the Sheffield area.

Staff and Facilities

Our staff are supportive, friendly, highly qualified and experienced in working with young learners recently arrived in the UK or with those who have little previous experience of English language learning. The course is classroom based, working in small groups.

Will this course suit me?

This course suits young people recently arrived in the UK or who have little previous experience of English language learning and who want to improve their qualifications to go onto further study or work.

Qualification Title

Trinity College London Certificate in ESOL at Entry Level. You will also study for a maths qualification. 

Course content

 

 

Entry requirements

16-18 year old students only. You will be asked to attend an English assessment at college to help decide which level of study is right for you.

Please note Firvale Campus only has entry level ESOL courses

Assessment

The Trinity English Certificate is assessed by exam. Students are examined separately for Speaking & Listening, Reading and Writing. Students must successfully complete all three parts to progress onto the next level.

 

Future opportunities

Where can it lead?

Students normally progress through the ESOL programme to achieve a higher level of English language skill. Students achieving a full ESOL certificate at entry level 3 or level 1 may also have the opportunity to progress on to a vocational course at either Hillsborough College, Peaks College or Sheffield City College. 

 

 

Further information

How to apply

School pupils in Sheffield should apply on-line with the help of their school. Other applicants can apply using a paper application form available from any college campus, by phoning 0114 260 2600, or downloading one from our website www.sheffcol.ac.uk

  • Monday 20th November 2017, 3.30pm - 7pm
  • Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
  • Wednesday 7th March 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
  • Thursday 17th May 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: One year
  • Course code: HFEAL1V

Venues

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    • Welcome to Hillsborough Campus

      Our Hillsborough campus in the north of the city is our creative hub with Art and Design, Photography, Fashion, and Music all based at the campus alongside more traditional courses such as A-Levels and our strong Sports base.

      The facilities at Hillsborough really have to be seen to be believed (why don’t you check out the tour!) from shiny Mac suites, which there are numerous, to sprung dance studios, a theatre and a TV studio.

      Hillsborough’s not just for those who are confident on the stage or in front of the camera, it also has a stage production workshop for set design and prop making, a wire tension grid which provides a strong, safe and virtually invisible platform for lighting changes to be made.

      Hillsborough also has a gym, a 3G sports pitch and a sports hall which is available for use for all, not just those studying Sport.

      If you need childcare, no problem! The Hillsborough campus has an Ofsted Outstanding rated nursery onsite.

      Address

      Hillsborough Campus, Livesey Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 2ET

      By Car

      From the M1 take Junction 33 onto the Sheffield Parkway.

      Take a right onto Derek Dooley Way/A61 and follow the A61 for approximately 2 miles.

      When you reach a KFC restaurant on your left and Owlerton Stadium on your right, turn right onto Livesey Street. Hillsborough Campus is located approximately 300 metres down Livesey Street, on the right hand side.

      Parking

      Unfortunately the only on-site parking available at Hillsborough is for Blue Badge holders (more access information can be found here), however there is pay and display on-street parking and car parks available nearby.

      By Train

      Once you arrive at the station your best bet is to hop on a tram – the train station even has its own tram stop. See the Tram section below for more details.

      By Tram

      Pick up a blue line tram heading towards Malin Bridge and get off at Hillsborough or Hillsborough Park – both of which are around 5 minutes away.

      You can use the Supertram website to plan your journey and get up to date information about fares.

      By Bus

      There are a number of different buses that stop near Hillsborough Campus – too many to list here in fact!

      Check out the Travel South Yorkshire website for further details.

      By Bike

      Hillsborough has secure bike storage on site. Please speak to Student Services to register and gain access to the storage facilities.

      Accessibility

      For accessibility information please see the Disabled Go website here.