To register for ESOL you will need to make an appointment to see a member of the team.
Please ring 01772 225522 (option 1) and book an appointment.
When you attend 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 you work and your individual income is less than £15,736.00 you may be entitled to 100% reduction in fees. If you earn more than this and 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 for employed people:
- Recent 4 payslips (yours and your partners)
- Latest Child / Working Tax Credit letter (all pages)
The evidence we need for unemployed people:
- Recent benefit evidence (this includes child benefit, housing benefit, working tax credit, child tax credit etc)
- P45 if you have stopped working and your tax credit shows an income
- Wage slips for your partner, if you don’t work and don’t claim benefits
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 speaking, listening, reading 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. We have assessment events running throughout the year. For an appointment, please ring the Advice Centre on 01772 225522.
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)
Rachel Watkins (Portuguese)
Tel: 01772 225538
General information and Advice
Tel: 01772 225522