Initial Assessment for ESOL courses
English for Speakers of Other Languages courses are for individuals who speak English as a second language and want to improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English. Classes are normally four hours a week for 33 weeks (a year).

We have courses available at five levels:
Pre-Entry (£60)
Entry Level 1 (£60)
Entry Level 2 (£450)
Entry Level 3 (£450)
Level 1 (£450)

You may be eligible for help with funding if you are:
- Unemployed and in receipt of JSA or Universal Credit
- Earning less than £17374.50 per annum

To get started, please book an appointment for an initial assessment, where a tutor will assess your level and tell you which course is most appropriate.

The Initial Assessment is a 1-1 meeting with a tutor, which will be conducted online using Zoom (a video call). You will be emailed an invitation to the meeting and you will just need to use the link and follow some simple instructions to join your tutor in the call. The assessment will take approximately 30 minutes.
Prosp User 3
To be eligible for an ESOL course with York Learning you need to be:
- Over 19
- Resident in the UK/EU for at least the last 3 years

You may be eligible for help with funding if you are:
- Unemployed and in receipt of JSA or Universal Credit
- Earning less than £17374.50 per annum
Prosp User 4
You will need:
• a laptop, computer or device with a webcam and access to the internet
• a pen and paper
• a phone with a camera and access to email
• ID (Passport or driving licence, for example)

If you are eligible for a free place, please bring your proof of benefits or payslips.
Prosp User 5

COVID classroom safety

COVID classroom safety
When attending a face to face course, learners and staff will be expected to conform with the COVID-19 guidance in place at each venue. When attending a face to face course, learners and staff will be expected to conform with the COVID-19 guidance in place at each venue.
This may include using face coverings, cleaning your own work area and bringing your own refreshments etc. and will reflect the national COVID-19 guidance at the time. This may include using face coverings, cleaning your own work area and bringing your own refreshments etc. and will reflect the national COVID-19 guidance at the time.
We ask that you please bring your own hand sanitiser and sanitiser wipes to each session for your own personal space. We ask that you please bring your own hand sanitiser and sanitiser wipes to each session for your own personal space.
We would ask all learners and staff to take a Lateral Flow Test prior to attending each session of a course. Please note, we cannot enforce testing and it cannot be assumed that all learners will have complied with this request. We would ask all learners and staff to take a Lateral Flow Test prior to attending each session of a course. Please note, we cannot enforce testing and it cannot be assumed that all learners will have complied with this request.
Click here to view more information about testing options on the CYC website: Symptom-free coronavirus testing – City of York Council. Click here to view more information about testing options on the CYC website: Symptom-free coronavirus testing – City of York Council.
In the same way, we would recommend that staff and learners take up the offer of their vaccine, but we are unable to enforce this and it cannot be assumed that all learners or staff will have accepted the offer. In the same way, we would recommend that staff and learners take up the offer of their vaccine, but we are unable to enforce this and it cannot be assumed that all learners or staff will have accepted the offer.
Face-to-face delivery may need to switch to online delivery if COVID-19 guidelines change at short notice. Please note that refunds cannot be given if this situation occurs. Face-to-face delivery may need to switch to online delivery if COVID-19 guidelines change at short notice. Please note that refunds cannot be given if this situation occurs.

Learners who live in devolved authorities

Learners who live in devolved authorities
York Learning receives government funding which allows us to offer courses at a lower cost. The guidelines relating to devolution means that we cannot apply this funding to learners who live in devolved areas such as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. York Learning receives government funding which allows us to offer courses at a lower cost. The guidelines relating to devolution means that we cannot apply this funding to learners who live in devolved areas such as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
If you live in one of these areas we would recommend that , before committing to a course with York Learning, you explore options to study the course in your local area. If you live in one of these areas we would recommend that , before committing to a course with York Learning, you explore options to study the course in your local area.
If you would prefer to continue your learning with York Learning please note that the price of the course could be double the advertised cost. If you would prefer to continue your learning with York Learning please note that the price of the course could be double the advertised cost.
In this case, please contact us on 01904 554277 to complete your enrolment. In this case, please contact us on 01904 554277 to complete your enrolment.
ET1/4YD
01/08/2020
31/07/2021
 
Flexible
1.00 hrs per wk
1 weeks
To be confirmed