Our ESOL and IELTS courses are ‘Roll On’ courses which means you may start at any time of the year, there is no start or end date. This means that you can work at a pace which suits you!
Regardless of your English level, we have a team of native English speakers, who will be able to assist you in your learning and can offer help and assistance with all aspects of English.
ESOL – English for Speakers of Other Languages will help improve everyday grammar and vocabulary. The four skills (Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing) are covered within lessons. Skills and knowledge will develop over the course and when ready, learners can take City and Guilds exams at the different ESOL levels at the Centre as we are an approved C&G test centre.
IELTS – International English Language Testing System allows learners to achieve an English qualification in order to study at UK Universities as well as work in a professional environment. At the Centre we prepare IELTS learners for the exam using past exam papers as well as offering help and assistance on techniques to use in the test.
We also occasionally offer other programmes which are run alongside the ESOL and IELTS courses, depending on funding which we gain. These have included:
Access to GPs and Dentist – To help access healthcare services (how to register, locations of practices) including GPs and Dentist through our ESOL based programme.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness – Raise awareness and increase numbers of BME women attending cervical cancer screening appointments at their GPs by offering information, advice and guidance on cervical and breast cancer.
Citizenship – To help prepare for the Life in the UK Test that is now required for settlement (indefinite leave to remain) in the UK or British Citizenship.
Community Safety – Workshops on: anti-social behaviour, domestic violence, drugs and alcohol, safe in the city, taxi safety, security tips, away from home, business and retail, vehicles, home and property as well as road safety.
CV Writing, Jobsearch and Interview Skills – To enable and enhance learners’ job finding possibilities by helping to create CVs, develop interview skills and Jobsearch skills.
Finance – To help improve learners ability to manage their finances by equipping them with the skills and knowledge that are needed in order to access good value financial products, manage their budgets effectively and be aware of the pitfalls and risks involved in some financial services.
Healthy Eating/Mental Health/Smoking Cessation – To raise awareness of healthier lifestyles and improve the general mental health of BME people struggling to adapt to a different culture and adjusting to a new life.
Life in the UK – Breast/Cervical Cancer, Smoking Cessation, Finance, Mental Health, etc. These are courses which are conducted alongside and as part of the ESOL and IELTS courses and are different from Citizenship. These courses are available at different times subject to funding being available and are not delivered independently.
Volunteering – To help improve job prospects, employability, meet new people, gain experience, confidence and training, influence career choice, building links with organisations and have fun!