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English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) for 19+ (Day Only)

Languages and Literature (includes English for Speakers of Other Languages)

Course ID: 173160

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • 18 week course.
  • Flexible study hours so you can work when you want.
  • Gain national qualifications in the English Langauge.
  • Access higher level ESOL courses.
  • Progress onto other academic or vocational courses here at the college.
  • Study in our inclusive, friendly and respectful learning environment.
  • Access support from our outstanding teaching team and reach your full learning potential.

What to expect from the course

ESOL offers part-time courses at different level for speakers of other languages, who wish to gain national qualifications in the English Language.

Courses develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills and include grammar, access and study skills.

ESOL courses are based on the ESOL Skills for life National Curriculum from Beginner Level to Level 2.

As there are classes in the mornings, afternoons and evenings, you can choose the best time for your studies.

You can join the courses throughout the year, if there is a place available.

This information is for people who will be 19 or older on the 31st August this year.


ESOL programmes are accredited at the following levels:
* Pre Entry - Beginers
* Entry Level (E1, E2, E3)
* Level 1 (equivalent to NVQ 1)
* Level 2 (equivalent to NVQ 2 / GCSE)
Exams can be taken in Reading, Writing, Listening/Speaking.
We also have some maths and IT classes for ESOL students.

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

Many ESOL students at Entry Level go on to study higher level ESOL courses.

Learners can progress onto other academic or vocational courses in college - please check entry requirements.

Example careers

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

All students have an initial assessment of their English language skills so that they can be offered the most appropriate classes for their level.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £21,225 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for24/25 is 500.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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