Course: ESOL Access Programme – All Levels

Study Level


Great Yarmouth Campus

Lowestoft Campus


September - July



This course is designed for non-native speakers looking to improve their verbal and written communication in English or validate their skills.

In addition to the English courses, you will have the opportunity to improve your maths and ICT skills and achieve a recognised qualification valued by employers and other institutions.

You will have the opportunity to complete an award in business and retail as well as an award in hospitality and catering designed to prepare you for further learning or training, and develop your knowledge and skills in different subject areas.

You will also be supported to develop your understanding of key aspects of British society supporting you in your life outside of college.

Why study with us:

  • ESOL is a great way to reassure prospective employers that your have the English skills they are looking for.
  • You will have the opportunity to learn new, or refresh your, maths and ICT skills in a friendly and welcoming environment.
  • Our course is designed to be practical and you will develop useful skills to put into practice in the real world.


We will assess you to make sure you study at the correct level. Entrance onto this course is also subject to funding and residency.


An initial assessment for English, maths and ICT to make sure you study at the correct level. You will complete City & Guilds ESOL assessments in speaking & listening and reading & writing. You will also complete Functional Skills Maths and ICT.


After completing this course, you can progress on to other vocational or academic education courses at East Coast College or progress to other colleges and universities.

Your career prospects will also improve as you will have a better understanding of the English language and culture and will have developed essential skills for your daily life.

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