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ESOL 16-18 Access Study Programme at Leicester College

Course description

This course is for learners aged 16-18 who do not have English as a first language and who wish to improve their English language skills in order to progress to other courses, training or employment. This study programme is offered at five different levels, from entry level 1 to Level 2 and after an initial assessment in English and maths, learners are allocated a course at the appropriate level.

Course content

You will attend a modular programme consisting of English, maths, ICT, office skills, guidance, citizenship, history and science that will prepare you to access further education and employment opportunities. You will be improving your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills along with several vocational skills. The course also includes general studies, vocational tasters, projects, work experience and a programme of enrichment including sports and educational visits. You will be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. Your level of English will be assessed via a variety of reading, writing, speaking and comprehension tasks and your maths level will be assessed via an on-line maths initial assessment programme. Based on the results of these assessment tasks, you will be allocated an entry 1, entry 2, entry 3, level 1 or a level 2 course. It is possible for you to move to the next level during the academic year.


You will complete weekly formative assessments in English, maths and ICT, built around the topics covered each week. You will also take Functional Skills exams in English, maths and ICT.

Financial information

Material fee £0. Leicester College offers free tuition and exam fees for full-time courses if you are a home student aged between 16 and 18 on 31 August 2017, and meet the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and Education Funding Agency (EFA) eligibility rules.

Future opportunities

After successfully completing the programme, you will be able to progress to higher levels within ESOL, courses in other vocational areas or to suitable employment opportunities. Your tutors will provide guidance and will help you to make suitable choices about progression. They will also assist you with the completion and submission of applications for other courses.

Further information

Apply online via the College website. You will be contacted to attend an interview if required, or you will be sent a conditional offer according to the entry requirements for the course. You will then be invited in to enrol for your chosen course of study. For more information contact our Customer Service Centre on 0116 2242240 or visit

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: 28 September 2018
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