Where will this course lead?

This course is ideal for non native speakers in the UK who want to develop English for everyday use. After Entry Levels 1, 2 & 3 this can lead to Level 1. It helps you to find a job or continue studying.

What will I study?

This is a Skills for Life course. It will develop English Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing skills. You will develop English language and practise these skills in class. Some topics you will study are:
- Travel
- Work
- Study
- Shopping
- Health

How will this course be delivered?

In a classroom with students of different nationalities by a fully qualified ESOL tutor.

What qualifications will I get?

Functional Skills qualification in English at Entry 1

How will I be assessed?

You will take an assessment in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. The assessment will take place in the classroom with your teacher.

How do I get a place on the course?

You will have an interview and a short test.

What are the entry requirements?

After your interview and test you will be placed in the best class for you.

What else do I need to know?

Bring pens and paper to class. Your teacher will give you work in class and for homework. Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

This course will run subject to a minimum class size.

What can I do after this course?

You can move to the next ESOL level. After Entry 3 you could study many subjects in college or do an IELTS course for University. This will also help to prepare for work.


Blossomfield Campus

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Course Fee

Free (subject to residency criteria)

Course Code


Study Mode

Part Time

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ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) with Basic Literacy (City & Guilds) Entry

What’s Involved?

Predicted Employment

How much can I earn?


Employment by Region

The career paths provided are to give you an idea of the careers that you could progress onto in the future. However, for some, you may need to complete higher level qualifications and gain experience before your dream job becomes a reality. The information provided is to support further research and to generate some initial career ideas when choosing a course. Please check entry requirements to degree courses, apprenticeships, and jobs as this may vary from year to year and across providers. For further advice and guidance, please contact: careers@solihull.ac.uk.