ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 3)

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This course is for people who do not have English as their first language.

Why study this course?

Whether you’re permanently or temporarily living in the UK, here for work, or here for study, our experienced team of expert tutors is here to help you improve your English and gain a recognised qualification. Learning English with us will improve your communication skills, and can help you to gain work or progress to further study.

This course offers progression for learners who have successfully completed Entry 2 or are already working at a higher level.

Course content

The course consists of three separate awards that are combined into an overall certificate. Each award is assessed separately and can form a qualification in their own right if learners do not pass all three components. The course is examined by Trinity College London.

Speaking and Listening:

  • Obtain information and relevant supporting details; use clear pronunciation to convey meaning; use appropriate language in context; present verbal information in an appropriate structure; provide a verbal account of given information; contribute to discussions; express views constructively; plan actions with other to complete a given task; obtain relevant information from others.


  • Identify the main points and events in a text; use language features to identify meaning; identify the meaning of words and phrases; identify the purpose of a short text; obtain information from a short text;


  • Present information in an appropriate format; construct sentences correctly; use adjectives and punctuation correctly; spell correctly; complete personal details in a form accurately; use the alphabet to order words based on their first and second letters.

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements. Learners will take an initial assessment in Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing to assess their suitability for the Skills for Life courses and the most appropriate level of study.


You will need a pen, an A4 sized lined notepad and a folder to keep your work in.

Day, time and duration

Various groups are available, please contact the ESOL team for further information

Start Date

Week commencing 18th September


This course is free.

Funding your course


Our accreditation and awards