European Social Fund


ESOL courses are available at every level here in Preston, up to and including Level 2. We also have classes to develop English skills for both work and home life alongside preparation to gain citizenship courses.

Many of our courses, upon successful completion, provide recognised qualifications in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Prior to starting a course, you will be assessed to determine which level of study is right for you, to make sure you are in a class with others of a similar level and ability.

There are opportunities to enrol onto ESOL courses at regular intervals throughout the year.

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

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Preston’s College offers the course at six 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/4 and above)
  • Citizenship
  • IELTS preparation

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 up 3 or 6 hours a week, with daytime, evenings and Saturday options. We have assessment events running throughout the year. For an appointment, please call the Advice Centre on 01772 225522 and selection option 1.

We also offer ESOL programmes for 16-18 year olds. For more information, click here.

Key contacts

General information and Advice

Tel: 01772 225522 (option 1)

Bi-lingual staff

Asma Nakhuda (Gujarati, Urdu, Hindi)
Tel: 01772 225522

Aga Penney (Polish)
Tel: 07767383948

Rachel Watkins (Portuguese)
Tel: 01772 225538

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