16-18 ESOL (Full-Time)

Entry Level

Subject Area Access to FE

School Education Services

Attendance Full-Time

UCAS Code  -

Overview

English for Speakers of Other Languages

Do you speak English as a second language? Do you want to improve your English and maths skills? The 16-18 ESOL Beginner - Advanced course will help you improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening in English. Improving your English will make it easier to progress with further study and achieve more qualifications at Newcastle College.

16-18 ESOL Beginner - Advanced is a full-time course that offers you the opportunity to improve your English and maths. When you begin, you will meet your teachers who will give you a quick test to determine your level. We have several classes ranging from beginner level to advanced, you will be placed in the class that best meets your language needs.

16-18 ESOL Beginner – Advanced is a classroom based course. Your timetable will consist of English and maths lessons. All of your lessons will be delivered by members of our experienced 16-18 ESOL team. As part of your studies you will also participate in our enrichment and citizenship programme which includes visiting places of interest around the North East. Not only will this give you the chance to see some fascinating places but it will also give you the opportunity to test out the skills you have acquired in the classroom. These experiences will also help you to integrate and understand British Values.

This course runs on the following dates:



Start Date: This course has multiple entry points throughout the year Please call 0191 200 4000 or email enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk for more information.
Duration: 1 Year
Venue: Trevelyan Building, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

This course is for 16-18 year old students who speak English as a second language and want to improve their English and maths.

Qualification Gained

If you study with us, you will work towards a qualification in Functional Skills English and Functional Skills Maths. The qualifications you work towards will depend on the results of your initial assessment. We offer qualifications ranging from Entry Level 1 to Level 1.

How to Apply

Online

Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.

 

Telephone

Call our friendly team of advisers on 0191 200 4000 and they will talk you through your application.

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Course Content

ESOL

Your ESOL programme of study will include a combination of language lessons (grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation) and skills lessons (reading, writing, speaking and listening). These lessons will be pitched at the appropriate level and led by experienced ESOL teachers.

 

Maths

Your maths programme of study will be based primarily on your level of English. Your teachers will deliver specialised ‘ESOL maths’ lessons which will give you the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the language commonly used in Functional Skills Maths exams whilst simultaneously improving your maths skills.
 

Learning Methods

This course consists of classroom based lessons. You will study English and maths.

Assessment Methods

 You will sit a reading, writing and speaking and listening exam. These will be sat periodically throughout the year. You will also complete a maths exam.

Progression Opportunities

Learners usually complete one level of both English and maths in one academic year. Learners aged 16-18 can study with us until they reach Level 1 in English and maths. With Level 1 English and maths you can access further education throughout the college.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, however you must be aged 16-18. Enrolment is subject to an initial assessment which will determine which class you’ll be placed in and what qualifications you’ll be working towards.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Reception
Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail: enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Additional Course Costs

16 to 18s

Tuition is free for learners aged 16 to 18. A learner will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the duration of their qualification, this includes Year 2 of a qualification if the learner was aged 16-18 when they started in Year 1. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time learners, please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000 for more information.

Please note, if you are applying from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland you may be subject to different funding rules than students who live in England. Depending on your age and type of course you choose you may be liable for fees, even if you are under 19. Please contact Student Services on0191 200 4000 to discuss your eligibility with a Student Adviser.