ESOL(English for Speakers of Other Languages)
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current academic year (2019/20) and are subject to change next year.

For students under 19

Our courses & apprenticeships are usually free if you are 18 or under on the 31st of August 2019. Some courses have additional fees for things like materials and travel, which you will need to pay at the start of your course. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support for these costs.

For students aged 19 or over

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees. Some courses may be free, depending on your circumstances. Certain Level 3 & 4 courses require you to pay the fee in full or take out an Advanced Learning Loan to pay for your course. Please see our guide to fees for more information.

International Students

Students from outside the EU/EEA need to pay the full international fee for their course. Please note, West London College does not offer Tier 4 Visa Sponsorship for students to study in the United Kingdom.


About this course

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses are for young people who live in the UK and who want to improve their English skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. You will learn in a friendly and welcoming environment where you will have the opportunity to practise all 4 skills regularly. You will also study maths and IT as part of your course. On Entry 3 programmes, you will also complete work experience.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements but all new learners will complete an initial assessment to make sure that you are placed on the right course for your level of ability. These take place at the college you want to study at and you do not have to prepare for it.

Assessment Method

You will be given homework to complete each week and your individual targets will be reviewed regularly by you and your teacher. You will complete an Ascentis ESOL qualification, a maths qualification and an IT qualification as part of your study programme. Attendance is essential if you are to succeed on your course and it will be reviewed regularly. You will have access to our learning centres where you can use the computers to help with your homework and learning.

Progression Opportunities

You can progress into the next level depending on your attendance and whether you pass your exam or achieve your targets. You will be advised of your next steps by your teacher. At Entry 3 and Level 1, you will be encouraged to think about other courses in the college to support your future job prospects. The areas of learning you can progress to include: Sports, Engineering, Construction, Motor Vehicle, Travel and Tourism, Public Services, Health and Social Care, Hair and Beauty, IT, Art and Design or Media.

Study Methods

You will learn in different ways and your teacher will work closely with you to make sure you get the most out of your course and your progress will be reviewed regularly. We will always encourage you to use your new skills both inside and outside the classroom. You will study for 15.5 hours per week and you will have regular meetings (tutorials) with your tutor who will help and support you while you are on your course. You will also get involved with college life and there will be opportunities for you to meet students from other campuses, go on trips outside the college and to learn about topics which include citizenship, safety online, careers and healthy lifestyles.


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.