Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

If English is not your first language, this programme can improve your language skills and provide you with a route to a wide range of qualifications and subjects.

Who is this programme for?

This programme is suited to you if you're aged 16-19 years old, have recently arrived in this country and need to improve your English so you can progress to studying further vocational or academic programmes.

The programme is one year long and is suitable if your level of English ranges between Beginner Level and Level 1.


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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Studies include

What modules are covered?

We'll discuss your options with you, depending on the level of English you enter the college with.

  • ESOL at either Level 1 or Entry Levels (1-3)
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Business Entry 3
  • Health and social care
  • Work experience
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Motor Vehicle Maintenance

How will I be assessed?

There will be a range of external and internal assessments in all subjects throughout the year.

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What Next?

Successful completion of the ESOL programme offers you a wide range of vocational and academic courses to which you can apply to take your new skills further.

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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

There are no formal entry requirements. You will need to complete an English test in advance to check your level of language, followed by an interview.


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In the ESOL course we learn English and Maths and are offered many opportunities. We had a two-week work placement which helped develop our skills while learning a great deal about the world of work for the future.

One of the many reasons why I love studying here is because of the support - the teachers and staff are really focused on helping us progress and succeed.

As an aspiring artist, the ESOL course has helped me with my writing and presentation skills. There's no better place than college to improve these skills. 

Doing the course has been an amazing and invaluable experience. Now I’m all geared-up for my next journey as an Art and Design student!


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