English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

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Is English not your first language? Would you like to improve your written and spoken English? If so, consider our ESOL courses designed to strengthen your skills.

Leeds City College is one of the largest providers of ESOL courses in the UK. The department was recently given a rating of outstanding, and has one of the highest achievement rates in the UK.


Who is this course for?

Former ESOL students have progressed to vocational courses, higher education, or employment.

Benefits / Skills

All students experience career taster days and higher level students complete work experience.

The course will also give you the opportunity to enhance your maths and IT skills with our extra support and 1-2-1 sessions. 

Our excellent support team ensures each student has a great experience at college. We offer nationally recognised qualifications for English and Maths. Enjoy a fantastic enrichment programme including residential, national park and cinema trips, museum and theme park visits, environmental projects, clubs, workshops and more.

The ESOL department is assessed as outstanding.

Our ESOL department has one of the highest achievement rates in the UK.

92% of students progress on to Leeds City College Further Education courses.

Tidian Balde

“I had Fred as an English teacher during my entire journey in Enfield. First, I started by Studying entry 2 with him, then he moved me up to Entry 3 lower. As I was progressing faster, we started working on level 1 papers during the last three months in the year even though I was still in Entry 3.”

“Then at the end of the year I went to Park Lane to do a test for a GCSEs course, which I managed to get into. I did that Access course level 2 with 5 GCSEs last year and I passed them all, now I’m doing Access to Engineering which is a level 3 course.”

Yuel Samson

“My experience with you at Enfield was absolutely fantastic and was a good year of progression for me. Now in my new college I am happy looking forward to achieving more with the help of my teachers.”

Paola Giacomuzzi

“My experience throughout the course at Enfield was absolutely great. It helped me to improve my english everyday and in different areas, completing tasks that helped me and my class be more confident in writing, speaking and listening in English. However it is also a place where I met friends that I am still in contact with and also is a place with no discrimination and with teachers that will always be there to support you.”

“Now I am currently doing Art and Design Level 3 Textiles in Leeds City College and GCSE English. My experience so far has been amazing, the campus is great, the teachers have helped me a lot and the environment in the classroom is very friendly. I have enjoyed every class learning new things and doing what I like.”

Career Progression

Former ESOL students have progressed to vocational courses, higher education, or employment.

Course Details


1 year

Study Type

Full time/Full time

Start Date


Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Leeds City College
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