English For Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Functional Skills

This course is for young people aged 16 – 18 and is ideal if you are a speaker of another language and would like to improve your English and maths skills

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Pre Entry/Entry

Attendance - Full-time
Duration - 1 year
Start date - September-June
Where -
2 Locations
Huddersfield Centre
Springfield Sixth Form Centre

Course Overview

On this course, you will study English, maths and ICT to prepare and equip you with the right tools and skills for the workplace. You will learn a wide range of real-life texts and resources to help you with the skills to live, work and communicate effectively in English and develop your confidence. So that you can become a confident and successful citizen of the UK.
You will also develop your confidence in maths, such as using numbers and the numbers system in the UK. You will learn how to handle data and describe trends, as well as learn measuring, shape and space skills. You will learn how to use the internet for research and leisure and how to stay safe online.
On this course you will develop essential skills such as problem solving and being a team member, an understanding of UK culture and society, self-awareness and confidence. With a focus on studying in a real-life context, you will read everyday texts and gain an understanding of everyday grammar and vocabulary to write in a clear and effective way. You will also build your communication skills in a range of familiar settings.
You will have the opportunity to undertake work experience on this course. You will be supported in researching careers related to your personal interests in order to identify a suitable placement.
On this course, you will study English, maths and ICT to prepare and equip you with the right tools and skills for the workplace. You will learn a wide range of real-life texts and resources to help you with the skills to live, work and communicate effectively in English and develop your confidence. So that you can become a confident and successful citizen of the UK.
On this course you will develop essential skills such as problem solving and being a team member, an understanding of UK culture and society, self-awareness and confidence. With a focus on studying in a real-life context, you will read everyday texts and gain an understanding of everyday grammar and vocabulary to write in a clear and effective way. You will also build your communication skills in a range of familiar settings.
You will also develop your confidence in maths, such as using numbers and the numbers system in the UK. You will learn how to handle data and describe trends, as well as learn measuring, shape and space skills. You will learn how to use the internet for research and leisure and how to stay safe online.
You will have the opportunity to undertake work experience on this course. You will be supported in researching careers related to your personal interests in order to identify a suitable placement.

Core Skills Gained:

This course is for young people aged 16 – 18. There are no formal entry requirements for this course. You will take part in an interview including an initial assessment prior to being enrolled on the right level of course.
The course offers progression through Functional Skills maths, English and ICT from Entry 1 to Level 1.
Vocational courses.

Exams will be taken at the end of the academic year.

An ESOL course is individual to your own personal needs, this is why we ask all students to complete an assessment so that we can work out the right course level for you.

Why work in the English for Speakers of Other Languages Industry?

Employment in Service Enterprises roles are down 5.3% since 2018

Wide range of jobs in the English for Speakers of Other Languages Industry

Excellent choice of employers in the English for Speakers of Other Languages Industry

Property, Housing and Estate Managers

£17,826

Hairdressing and Beauty Salon Managers and Proprietors

£15,945

Managers and Proprietors in Other Services n.e.c.

£14,456

Estate Agents and Auctioneers

£6,936

Considered a career in the English for Speakers of Other Languages?

If you’re not sure what to study, why not find out more information about different types of possible careers? Or if you know what you career you want to do but not sure what you need to study, we can help you get one step closer to that dream job.

Qualifications & levels explained

There is a wide range of qualifications and levels available, but not all of them may be right for you. If you’re not sure what qualification type or level you should be searching for, take a look at our qualifications explained.

Find the perfect career

We can help you find that perfect career even if you’re not sure what it is yet! At Kirklees College, our mission is to make you as successful as you can be, from finding the right career to gaining the right skills.

We support all our Students

From support with your learning, exams and finance right through to advice on future employment and careers. We support all our students through their educational journey.

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