ESOL Registration Events

ESOL Assessments are available throughout the year. To book an appointment please call the Advice Centre on 01772 22 55 22. When you attend your appointment please bring the following:

  • Your passport/residency card
  • Asylum seekers to bring ALL Home Office papers along with 3 recent NASS payment receipts
  • If receiving benefits please bring up to date benefit evidence

Fees & Funding:

  • Fees are either £125 or £175 depending on the course offered.
  • If you do not work and receive a benefit please bring your recent evidence with you as the course may be free for you. Please bring the necessary evidence when you attend one of our registration days.
  • If your household income is less than £30,994 (you need to include salaries and any Child or Working Tax Credits you may receive) you may be eligible to a discount on your course fees. Please bring the necessary evidence when you attend one of our registration days.

The evidence we need is

  • Wage slips for you and your partner (4 recent wage slips if paid weekly or 2 recent wage slips if paid monthly)
  • Latest Child or Working Tax Credit letter
  • P60

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 Vincent’s 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.

Citizenship – Secure English Language Testing (SELT)

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 the B1 exam, we now offer preparation and practice exams as a listed SELT Course Provider for Trinity College London, these exams are in line with the new requirements that came into place on 5 November 2015. We offer 3, 6 and 9 hour preparation classes with an SELT specialist tutor. For further information please contact our specialist advisor Asma Nakhuda on 01772 225510 or email

Alternatively if you are confident in your English speaking skills and would like to do the SELT exam without the preparation and practice classes, here is the link for the exam only option



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. For more information please click here.

*terms and conditions apply


Key contacts (Bi-lingual staff)

Asma Nakhuda (Gujarati, Urdu, Hindi)

Tel: 01772 225522



Aga Penney (Polish)

Tel: 07767383948



Rachel Watkins (Portuguese)

Tel: 01772 225538



General information and Advice

Tel: 01772 225522



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