English for Speakers of Other Languages


ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

 Improving your English will help you get more out of everyday life in the UK. It will also help if you want to study and improve your job prospects.

We offer courses in Blandford, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Dorchester, Poole and Weymouth at different times of the day and evening. These courses are not fully funded by the Government and some learners will need to pay a fee to attend these courses.

Courses run for 35 weeks (3 hours per week) and will cost £432 (eligibility criteria will apply for non EU residence, please see terms and conditions). We are also offering some courses that will run for 17 weeks (6 hours per week).

All of our courses lead to City & Guilds qualifications at the right level for you; in reading, writing and speaking & listening.

If you are just starting to learn English you may decide that one of our Speaking with Confidence ESOL courses is more appropriate. We will discuss the options with you. We will help you choose the right course when you attend one of our enrolment sessions.

Call 01202 262300 to book onto one of our enrolment sessions.


Courses available
Improve Your English (ESOL Entry 1) For complete beginners with no or very little English 
Improve Your English (Entry 1 – Entry 2) For those who need to build on their basic language skills.You will learn to read and write simple statements and ask to respond to simple questions
Improve Your English (Entry 2- low Entry 3) For those wishing to move on, and extend their language skills and knowledge 
Improve Your English (High Entry 3 – Level 1) For those working at a higher level. You will refine your reading, writing and communication using a variety of methods 
Improve Your English (Level 1 and Level 2) For those working at Advanced level. You will refine your reading, writing and communication skills using a variety of methods
ESOL – Speaking With Confidence and ESOL Everyday Skills A variety of courses for low level learners who wish to learn how to speak and respond to others around them
Prepare for IELTS (Upper Intermediate) Suitable if you have already gained an ESOL qualification at Level 1 or Level 2. This is a 12 week course consisting of 2 three  hour sessions per week. Cost for the course is £720.00