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ESOL - Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life at Calderdale College

Course description

If you want to learn to speak, read and write everyday English or start working towards a nationally recognised qualification, this is the course for you.

Course content

This programme is the first step on the ladder to progressing into Vocational learning, Apprenticeships and employment. The individual qualifications are selected on the basis of relevance to the development of skills, attributes and qualities, along with qualifications and to ensure the best progression into employment, The qualifications studied within the programme are:

  • ESOL Skills for Life All Modes
  • Employability/Workskills
  • Peronal and Social Development
  • Functional Skills Maths and ICT

Entry requirements

An initial assessment will determine entry onto the right level course. Additional Assessment for Learning will take place during the two week Course induction to ensure that learners are on the correct level to suit their skills, ability and previous learning. 


Progress is monitored closely and assessed regularly through coursework and review of the Individual Learning Plan. Learners will also complete mock tests and the course is formally assessed by examination at Levels 1 and 2 and by formal assignment at Entry level

Financial information

In most cases students aged 18 and under who wish to enrol on a full time further education course will have their fees waived. Students who are aged 19 and over and who wish to enrol on a full time course should contact our Student Services Team on 01422-399367 for more information.

Future opportunities

On Successful cpmpletion of your programme of study you will progress to the next level up to and including Level 1 where appropriate. Progression from the Foundation Learning ESOL programme will then progress into the vocational area of your choice, an Apprenticeship in the vocational area of your choice and / or employment.

Further information

Please complete an application form and return it to us at the following freepost address:-
Calderdale College Central Admissions Unit, FREEPOST HX2 004, Francis Street, Halifax, HX1 3BR

or click on the link to apply online:

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 29 October 2014
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