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If English isn’t your first language we want to offer you the best possible choices to help you improve your English skills and achieve your goals.

You can improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and gain a national certificate for your course of study. The certificate will help you get a job or a promotion.

You can study a course without a certificate if you just want to improve your English skills.


Fully accredited qualifications to show to potential employers from entry level  1 to level 1 in speaking, listening, reading, writing. Learn and practise skills you will need for work.

Topics will be chosen from:

  • Job adverts/job applications/CV/job specifications/job interviews
  • Advice and guidance/health and safety/customer care
  • Common work practices/communicating with colleagues

Select an ESOL course

Job Centre Plus skills for Work

We work in partnership with Jobcentre Plus Advisers who can refer you to our dedicated JCP+ programmes.

ESOL Skills for Life and Learning

These courses are for you if you do not need a national certificate.

For more information and to book a skills check contact:

Coldhurst Lifelong Learning Centre:

Pre-entry Learning

Oldham Lifelong Learning are working with community organisations to help people learn English, access services and get involved in the community.

If you live in Oldham and want to learn English, improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills then these courses will help you.

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