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English for Progression - School Leavers (ESOL) at Croydon College

Course description

This course is for you if you speak English as a second or other language. The course will help you if you have had a few years at secondary school or are have been in the UK for a short time.

We offer exciting classes in lots of different subjects to help you at different levels from very little English (Pre-Entry) to Level 1 which is the highest level we offer.

As well as improving your speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills, you will prepare to progress to either an academic or vocational course.  You will also improve skills which will help you in the world of work including maths, ICT, learning how to have good relationships, and finding solutions to problems.

You will have a personal tutor who will help you be successful and make sure you are prepared for your next steps in learning.

You will also improve the skills you need to either get a job or improve the skills you already have such as working in a team, communication skills and researching different careers.  You will have the opportunity to attend different events at the college which are attended by employers so you can find out about different career choices. 

Course content

You will learn with people from all over the world and be able to take part in different projects such as:

  • Mentoring – you can meet learners from other parts of the college who will support you
  • Volunteering – you can help people in the community
  • Workshops – you can learn about other cultures, where to get help with asylum, financial, or health issues, help with your English, music, relationships, and meeting other learners from around the college
  • Sport – football, Zumba, or gym sessions
  • Trips – including museums

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.  We test your abilities before you start and place you on the course that best fits the skills you already have.

You must show at interview that you are committed to full time studies and keen to develop all of your work skills, not just your English.


The employability parts of this course are assessed in activities which you do in class. 

English, maths and ICT are assessed by exams. 

Future opportunities

You can progress from one level of this English for Progression course to the next. After Entry Level 2 you are ready to progress into employment or on to a vocational pathway to develop further your skills. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Croydon College directly.

Last updated date: 07 March 2016
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    • We are:

      • a 2-minute walk from East Croydon rail station;
      • a 10-minute walk from West Croydon rail station and bus terminus;
      • accessible via over 25 bus routes and 3 tram routes
      • accessible by bicycle via the many cycle routes which also lead into Croydon centre.
      • 19 minutes from Gatwick Airport