ESOL(English for Speakers of Other Languages)
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current academic year (2018/19) 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

This is a full time course for learners who have English as a second language. You will be between 16-18 years old. This course is designed to prepare you for further study or work. ESOL Levels range from Pre-Entry to Pre-GCSE Level 1, as well as Maths from FS Entry 1 to GCSE. You will take a Trinity College London ESOL examination and FS Edexcel/GCSE Maths. This course is a one year programme and you will have classes 15 hours a week, three days a week. For Entry 3 students, there are Vocational Tasters for 2 hours per week that include the following areas; Building and Construction, Service Industries, Community Services, Sports & Public Services. Enrichment areas include careers, work experience, trips, clubs, Student Union and events, including fundraising events. Bursaries and Free School Meals are also available (subject to meeting criteria). There is also dedicated support for CLA's (Children Looked After).

Entry Requirements

You will have an entrance test in English and Maths. This will include some writing, and you will also have an interview with one of the lecturers.

Assessment Method

You will have exams in English and Maths.

Progression Opportunities

Progression from ESOL Pre-Entry to Entry 2 into higher level ESOL Study Programmes. Progression from ESOL Entry 3/ Level 1: Apprenticeships/ BTECs/ L1+

  • GCSE English & GCSE Maths Vocational areas include: Engineering, Construction, Motor Vehicle, Plumbing, Hospitality & Catering, Travel & Tourism, Sports, Public Services, Health & Social Care, Childcare, Hair & Beauty, Business, IT Art & Design, Media, Music, Performing Arts.
Study Methods

This is a full time day programme. You will learn in dedicated classrooms, some will have access to computers for self-study, project work and class work.


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.