ESOL, English & Maths
If English isn't your first language, and you want to improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, our accredited ESOL courses will give you the boost you need.
On our interactive courses, you'll not only improve your English language knowledge but also learn about British culture and citizenship, and gain vital employability skills. We offer ESOL courses at all levels and for a range of specialist careers, which means you can study on exactly the right course for you.
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Teaching and other educational professionals n.e.c.
Higher education teaching professionals
What courses can I study?
ESOL vocational courses
|English for Bookkeeping||Level 1||For people interested in bookkeeping and accountancy. Improve your English, IT and maths skills.|
|English for AAT||Level 2||For people interested in bookkeeping and accountancy. Improve your English, IT, maths and accountancy skills.|
|English for Classroom Assistant||Level 1||For people interested in becoming a classroom assistant in schools. Improve your English, maths and IT skills.|
|English for Health, Social Care and Childcare||Entry 3 or Level 1||For people interested in working in hospitals, with children, as a care worker or community worker. Improve your English, maths and IT skills.|
|English for Office Skills||Entry 3||Improve your English, maths and IT skills to prepare for further study in administration or finance.|
|English for Progression at Work||Entry 3 or Level 1||Improve your English, maths, IT and employability skills for the workplace.|
Basic Skills English and maths courses
We offer both day and evening classes in English and maths, and the classes are timetabled so that you can study both courses if you want to.
English & maths day courses
|Monday & Wednesday, 9.30am-12.30pm||Tuesday & Thursday, 9.30am-12.30pm|
English & maths evening courses
|Thursday, 6-9pm||Tuesday, 6-9pm|
We also offer GCSE English & maths courses both during the day and evenings.
How many hours will I need to attend College a week?
ESOL and ESOL & maths day courses: 13 hours a week
ESOL & vocational studies courses: 13 hours a week
ESOL evening courses: 6 hours a week
English and maths courses: 3-6 hours a week
How do I apply?
You can apply by filling in our application form.
We will then invite you to come to the College for an assessment and interview. These take place in January-February for our courses starting in February.
During the assessment we’ll check what level you are at in reading, writing, speaking and listening. We’ll then discuss which course would suit your needs best.
Since I have started on the course my maths has improved a lot. On some of my tests I have even scored 100%. My teacher has been very helpful and he does everything he can to help us understand and learn in class. I am very grateful to him for all the help.
She says that the Lewisham College ESOL department has given her social skills as well as language skills and has taught her how to interact with a wide variety of cultures – essential skills for her current job working in a large, busy London Hotel.
The classes are fun. I really enjoy coming to college to learn. I am happy and I am on the right path to achieve my dream.
Lewisham Southwark College prepared me well for university in many ways. It gave me confidence in vital skills like writing, which are really important on a degree course, and sparked my creativity.