Essential information
Title: English as a Second Language
Location: Broadstairs College

English as a Second Language

You will develop skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening, and grammar. Various activities will be used to develop your English skills and vocabulary, such as working with other students in pairs or groups.

What does this course involve?

English is a requirement for any job in the UK, so you will be much more employable by improving your ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

You will be studying towards a City and Guilds qualification in Skills for Life ESOL at the right level for you, based on your initial assessment; this will range from Entry Level 1 to Entry Level 3. Any students with English above this level should apply to more suitable courses at the College. The Study Programme runs from September until June over 36 weeks.

As well as learning English language skills, you will also study maths at the level which is appropriate for you. This could be anything from Entry 1 up to GCSE.

You will also undertake 30 hours of work experience and 10 hours of social action, such as community work.

What qualifications do I need?

The Study Programme is for students aged 16-19. You must be over 16 and under 19 on 31st August. There are no formal qualifications required but you will need to come for an assessment where your level will be decided.


Assessment for the award is done by means of written assignments carried out under controlled conditions. These will include interviews for the speaking and listening awards.


On successful completion, you will be ready to apply for jobs or continue with further education or training. We will support you with your progression with information, guidance and advice. On successful completion you could be ready to join one of our full-time courses and many of our ESOL students will progress on to a range of courses including Motor Vehicle, Construction, Catering, Hair and Beauty, Childcare and Health and Social Care.


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Ramsgate Road
Broadstairs, Kent
CT10 1PN