English for Speakers of Other Languages

Our qualifications offer an enjoyable and rewarding learning experience for students who want to develop their English language skills. ESOL improves lives and enhances career prospects, with many learners progressing onto further study or employment.

Provision details

  • NOCN ESOL Skills for Life

  • Functional Skills Maths

  • Digital Skills

  • Skills for Employment, Training & Personal Development

  • Welfare & Enrichment

Start Date

Term 1: w/c 4th September – w/c 18th December 2023
Term 2: w/c 8th January – w/c 25th March 2024
Term 3: w/c 15th April – w/c 15th July 2024


Support with travel costs is available based on individual circumstances.

ESOL Frequently Asked Questions

Looking to study English for Speakers of Other Languages but have some questions before you get started? No problem! We’ve put together the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, so you may find the answers you need right here. If not, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and ask – we’re a friendly bunch here at Key Subject Tuition.

ESOL Courses are for people whose first language is not English. Learners develop their reading, writing and speaking skills in the English language, as well as developing their knowledge of the language.

In the UK, Level 1 and Level 2 ESOL courses are very similar to a GCSE English qualification.

A B1 ESOL Entry Level 3 qualification will be accepted for a British citizenship application.

ESL stands for English as a Second Language, whereas ESOL is English for Speakers of Other Languages. Those who did not learn English as their native tongue and/or did not continue to use English as a dominant language will be classed as an English language learner.