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Initial Assessment for ESOL Courses
Unfortunately all of our ESOL classes are full for 2023-24. New courses will start in September 2024 and you can apply now. You will be contacted for an initial assessment in mid-July 2024.

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 (Sep-July).

We have courses available at six levels with options to pay in instalments.
Pre-Entry (£120)
Entry Level 1 (£120)
Entry Level 2 (£632.50)
Entry Level 3 (£632.50)
Level 1 (£632.50)
Level 2 (£632.50)

You may be eligible for help with funding if you are:
- Unemployed and in receipt of JSA or Universal Credit
- Earning less than £25,000 per year

To get started, please submit an application. We will contact you at a future date to invite you to an initial assessment where a tutor will assess your level and tell you which course is most suitable. The Initial Assessment is a 1-1 meeting with a tutor in West Offices.
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To be eligible for an ESOL course with York Learning you need to be:
- Aged 19 by 31 August 2024
- Resident in the UK/EEA 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 £25,000 per year

For other eligibility criteria, please enquire.
Prosp User 4
ID (Passport or driving licence, for example).
If you are eligible for a free place, please bring proof of your benefits or payslips.
Prosp User 5
Local employers in York have put together a list of skills that they like their employers to have. As part of your learning, you will develop skills such as problem solving, team working, communication, digital skills, resilience and reliability.
Local employers in York have put together a list of skills that they like their employers to have. As part of your learning, you will develop skills such as problem solving, team working, communication, digital skills, resilience and reliability.
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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.

Learners under the age of 19

Learners under the age of 19
Please note that Adult Education funding is for individuals who are over the age of 19 on the 31st of August prior to the start date of their course.
Please note that Adult Education funding is for individuals who are over the age of 19 on the 31st of August prior to the start date of their course.
This means that there will be an additional cost for learners who are under 19 who wish to access funded courses.
This means that there will be an additional cost for learners who are under 19 who wish to access funded courses.
For safeguarding reasons, we cannot accept learners who are under 18 on courses except by prior arrangement. This does not apply to programmes which are designed for 16-18s.
For safeguarding reasons, we cannot accept learners who are under 18 on courses except by prior arrangement. This does not apply to programmes which are designed for 16-18s.
If you are under the age of 19, please contact us on 01904 554277 before booking.
If you are under the age of 19, please contact us on 01904 554277 before booking.
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