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ESOL (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 or Level 1. You will also study for a maths qualification. 

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.

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.

 

Financial information

Money

At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.

Free meals

If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.

Travel passes

Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.

Learner Support Fund

If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:

  • Travel

  • Books and materials

  • Uniform and equipment

  • Essential course trips

  • NUS extra

  • DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
  • UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university

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 online with the help of their school.  Other students 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

Open Days

Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.

Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:

  • Thursday 12th October 2017, 3.30pm - 7pm
  • 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: 16 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: One year
  • Course code: HFEAL1

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