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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) : Entry Level 1 - 3 at Gateway College

Course description

On the course you will develop the skills you need in your everyday life: travelling independently, shopping, using the internet safely, staying healthy, staying safe, managing money, finding out what’s going in Leicester, understanding the British way of life etc.

Course content

You will be able to go on trips and visits in and around Leicester.

You will be able to do enrichment activities, for example cricket, badminton, football, multi-sports, performing arts and reading club.

Entry requirements

We offer the ESOL course at different levels: Entry1, Entry 2 and Entry 3. The teachers will check your reading, writing and speaking/listening skills during enrolment and place you on the correct level.


You will work towards Entry Level qualifications in Functional Skills English, Maths and ICT. You may also gain a vocational qualification.

Financial information

Free to all home students.

Future opportunities

After the ESOL course, you will be able to progress on to other courses in College at Level 1. Your qualification will be recognised by employers and other colleges when you are applying for work or study.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification please visit our website at or see our prospectus.

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: 09 May 2019
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    • Your progression is key and we understand that you need more than just excellent results to stand out to a prospective employer or to gain a place at university. Through the support we offer and our specialised careers and employment programmes, enrichment activities and high quality teaching and learning, Gateway students consistently go on to gain places at their first choice of university, take up an apprenticeship, or find related employment to match their career aspirations.

      Whether you are taking your first steps into further education or re-taking a qualification, Gateway College offers a wide selection of vocational and academic qualifications from entry level 1 to advanced level 3 to ensure you achieve your goals. 

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      If you would like to speak to someone at Gateway about your options or to arrange a tour ring 0116 274 4500.