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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) & B1 preparation for people who do not speak English as their first language.

Preston’s College offers the course at 6 different levels:

  • Pre-entry (for people who do not write in English)
  • First Steps ( for people who do not speak in English)
  • Entry 1
  • Entry 2
  • Entry 3 (equivalent to B1)
  • Level 1
  • Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE grade C and above)

You will be able to improve your speakinglisteningreading and writing as well as learn about life in the UK. You will also be able to take exams to get nationally recognised qualifications.

You can study 3 or 6 hours a week, with daytime, evenings and Saturday options.  Classes run at the following places in the Preston area:

  • Preston’s College, Fulwood Campus, St Vincents Road, PR2 8UR
  • Preston North End (PNE) Learning Centre, Hollins Road, PR1 6RU
  • City Business Centre, 13 Winckley Street, PR1 2AA

We have assessment events running throughout the year.  For an appointment, please ring the Advice Centre on 01772 225522.


If you are looking to apply for indefinite leave to remain/citizenship or a British passport and need help to meet the government requirement of B1 (or equivalent), we now offer preparation and practice exams which are in line with the new requirements that came into place on 5 April 2015. For further information please contact our specialist advisor Asma Nakhuda on 01772 225510 or email


We offer a specialist full-time English course to those who need language support to access a course of choice at a later date. Enrolment for this is throughout the year and is a free* course.

*terms and conditions apply


Key contacts (Bi-lingual staff)

Asma Nakhuda (Gujarati, Urdu, Hindi)

Tel: 01772 225522



Agnieszka Penney (Polish)

Tel: 07767383948



Rachel Watkins (Portuguese)

Tel: 01772 225538



General information and Advice

Tel: 01772 225522