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ESOL Enrolment

How to apply and enrol onto an ESOL course

  1. Before you can enrol you will need to complete an application form online
  2. You will then receive an email confirming your application has been received
  3. You will be invited to the next available assessment date

Assessment days usually take place in June/July/August/September for September start courses and then January/February for February start courses.

  1. On Assessment Day, you will be assessed in reading, writing, speaking and listening to establish your level. If we have an available place that matches your assessment level you will be invited to an enrolment session, which could be on the same day or at a later date.
  2. During your enrolment session, you will need to bring documents that prove you are eligible to study in the UK, for example, a passport or Home Office card. You will be advised what to bring if you are offered a place or contact us to find out more.

How to find us

We have a very high volume of applications and we are very sorry you have to wait a long time for an assessment date. We invite applicants based on the date they apply. However, as some courses fill up very quickly this can influence when you may be invited for an assessment. If you move or change your contact details after you apply please let us know so we can still invite you for the pre-course assessment

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Coronavirus update

Lewisham College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the WHO and international community. For staff and students it remains business as usual across our sites and our workplaces.

Please note that, at present, this advice refers only to arrivals from Wuhan, and not the remainder of China. If you have returned from Wuhan you should:

General guidance for those planning visits to Wuhan or other destinations in China

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) maintains updated travel advice for those planning a trip to Wuhan or other destinations in China. This is available at:


This advice is derived from The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice:

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk: