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Covid Update

On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

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ESOL for Adults (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

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All of our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses run throughout the year on a flexible basis. To discuss our courses and to find the right level for you, please email [email protected] or enrol online and a member of the team will be in touch.

These classes are lively and are a good opportunity to meet learners from other countries. You will have a chance to gain an Edexcel ESOL qualification at a level which is right for you. We run courses at three levels:

Beginners ESOL: This course is for those who do not speak any English and need to start from the beginning.

Elementary ESOL: This course is for those who can speak a little English but wish to improve their overall confidence. 

Intermediate ESOL: This course is for those who already have a good knowledge of English.

Open Events
This September we are hosting open events aimed at providing learners with the chance to come in and meet the ESOL team. Giving you the chance to ask any questions you may have and undertake an assessment so we can understand which level would best suit you.

If you have any questions regarding our ESOL Open Events please email [email protected].

How will I learn?

You will be required to attend two hours each week at your choosen location. Please see below for more details on where the classes take place.

  • Stroud Campus - located in the Centre of Gloucestershire, surrounded by the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The campus is moments away from Stroud train station and easily accessible by bus.
  • Filton Campus - located in South Gloucestershire which is easily accessible from the city of Bristol by train (Bristol Parkway / Bristol Abbey Wood) and bus.
  • Easton Community Centre - located in Easton, Bristol. This is a short walk away from the centre of Bristol or can be accessed by a number of bus routes including 6, 35 and 42. It is also close to Lawrence Hill train station.

 If you have any questions regarding how you will learn please get in touch.

Entry Requirements

A member of the team will be in touch once you have completed an enrolment and will arrange an assessment to ensure we find the right ESOL level course for you. You will be required to provide proof of eligibility, either settled status or visa.

These courses are available free to you based on the following entry criteria:

  • You are aged 19+
  • You have been a resident in the UK for at least 3 years
  • You are a EU citizen or from an EEA member country
  • You are a refugee or asylum seeker

If you have any questions regarding entry requirements please email [email protected].

Additional Information

For more information about this course please email [email protected].

Please be aware that some courses have fees that are payable on enrolment. More information on if this course has a fee can be found in the Availability section below.  

If you require financial support including payment plans, bursaries and advanced learner loans please visit the Money Management Service section of the website.

For more information on fees please view our Fees, Charges and Refunds Policy and our Applications, Admissions and Enrolment Policy and Procedures.

This course offers simpler and safer online enrolment requests, which means in a matter of minutes you can submit an enrolment request to us. However please be aware that upon submitting your enrolment form you are not guaranteed to be accepted. A number of our courses require assessments, qualification checks or simply a conversation with you before we can confirm your enrolment.

Within 24 hours of enrolment submission you will receive an automated email notification with information on what happens next. Please add [email protected] to your safe sender list. Most email providers allow you to do this withing settings/options. For full instructions simply use your chosen search engine to find instructions on how to make emails as safe.

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Availability Courses start at various times throughout the year. If you can't see a suitable date, please contact our Customer experience team 0800 0567 253. Or email [email protected]

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Course fees explained

The course fee can usually be broken down to three components which are Materials (resources required to study the course, for example stationery, books and other equipment), Tuition (teaching, classroom etc) and Exams. Depending on age, financial circumstances and a number of other factors you could be asked to pay the full fee or just elements of it. Usually Learners under 19s studying Full-Time courses have just Material fee costs to pay, over 19s on Full-Time or Part-Time courses usually have materials, exams and tuition fees to pay. Find out more about Understanding Fees

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