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ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

ESOL

 

We are a city wide service provider that delivers English language learning opportunities to adults for whom English is not the language spoken at home.

Learners must be intending to settle in the UK and may include:

  • those who have lived in the UK for over three years
  • those with indefinite leave to remain
  • asylum seekers and refugees
  • members of the EEC Economic area

Types of courses

We teach all four skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. All our teachers are fully qualified and we offer qualifications from Entry 1 to Level 2. We focus on language and skills required for everyday life, work and citizenship.

Office opening hours

Term time: Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 8pm, Friday 8.30am to 4pm

School holidays: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4pm

How to enrol

Intending learners should contact the service to make an appointment. In the course of the initial interview, the learner's language needs are assessed and suitable classes allocated.

Contact details

ESOL Service
Westgate College
West Road
Newcastle
NE4 9LU

Phone: 0191 277 3520
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Find a course today!

Enrol now for September!

Autumn cover 19Enrol now for September!

Our new brochure has arrived, and it is packed full of interesting courses that will help you gain a qualification, make a career change or learn a new skill. You can get a copy of the brochure here (pdf, 7.14MB), and it will be delivered throughout the City in the new few weeks. Enrol now online, by phone or in person at our centres.

AAT Champion Award Winners!

Tutor Andrea Scope receiving awardWe're thrilled to announce that Newcastle City Learning won the AAT Champion Award last week!
In this category the judges were looking for training providers that have made an impact in supporting their community, improving social inclusion and mobility, through the delivery of AAT qualifications.
Our new AAT accountancy courses are proving incredibly popular, and our tutor Andrea Scope was on hand to pick up the trophy at the awards ceremony. Well done everyone!
If you are interested in the courses we're running in accountancy, our new brochure will be available from 3rd June with all of the details listed.

Prevent Duty

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All Further Education providers have a duty to safeguard their learners and keep them safe from being exploited by extremists. The Prevent Duty is not about discouraging our learners from having political and religious views and concerns, but about supporting them to use those concerns or act on them in non-extremist ways.

Prevent Duty: If you Notice anything unusual, Check it out and them Share it by contacting 0191 277 3502 or email Julie.hickin@newcastle.gov.uk remember – Notice – Check – Share. Here is a link to our Prevent animation

Newcastle City Council (which Newcastle City Learning are part of) also have a generic email address which you can also use to report any concerns you may have about Prevent: prevent@newcastle.gov.uk

Reporting Incidents of Hate Crime: Stop Hate UK. There’s a 24hr hotline on (Freephone) 0800 138 1625. People can text on 0771 798 9025. Online reports can also be taken at www.stophateuk.org.

Your Learner Handbook

Learner handbook coverOur new learner handbook is now available here (pdf 1.81MB). Packed full of useful information about the service, we hope you will find it helpful. We'll cover a lot of the topics during our new induction process too, and you will be given a copy of the handbook to take away with you at the start of your course.

Advanced Learner Loans

learner HE

There have been changes to how education courses are funded for learners over 19 years old. Level 3 and above courses will no longer be funded by the Government (unless you are aged 19-23 years old and it is your first full Level 3 qualification) but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees.

If this loan is to fund an Access to HE Diploma leading to a completed degree, your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off so you don't have to pay it back.

It doesn't matter about your household income or even credit checks to qualify for a loan, and you don't have to pay anything back until you are earning over £21,000 a year.

Loans are available for people living in the UK on the first day of their course and have lived in this country, the Channel Islands of the Isle of Man for three years immediately before this.

Talk to our centre reception staff to get more details and your course offer letter which will have the information you will need to complete your loan application.

Find out more about Advanced Learner Loans.

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