ESOL Entry 1

Code Duration Start Day Time Tutor Fee Venue Concessions
VEESX532 35 weeks 9th Sep 2019 Monday 10:00am - 12:00pm Deborah Mantuano £572 Brighthelm Centre Yes
  & Wednesday 10:00am - 12:00pm  

Course Information

Who Is This For?
Students who have completed a pre-entry course. Students who are beginners. Students should live in the United Kingdom.
What Will I Learn?
Basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English.
Content of the Course
You will learn how to speak basic English, take part in simple conversations and get by in practical situations. You will also learn to read and write at a basic level in English. Classses will take place on a Monday and Wednesday between 10 am and 12 am.
Assessment Details
By your teacher and through exams in speaking and listening, reading and writing at the end of the year.
Teaching Methods
You will learn through whole group work, small group work, pair work and working on your own.
What's Next?
To enrol call Varndean College 01273 546602

Financial Information

If you are studying an accredited course at Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 you may be eligible for a concessionary rate.

  • If you are unemployed and claiming Job Seekers Allowance/Employment Support Allowance or Universal Credit.
  • Unemployed and in receipt of a means tested benefit and wish to upskill to enter employment. (You will need to complete a self-declaration form).
  • Employed but seeking employment.
  • If you are employed but earn less than £15736.50.
  • It is your first level 2 or Level 3 qualification and you are aged 19-23.

You must enrol in person at the college and bring evidence of benefit; proof of age (passport/driving licence) or pay slips with you. This must be dated within three months of the course start date. Please contact the Registry on 01273 546604 for further information.

If you are in receipt of a means tested benefit or on a low income you may apply to the Learning Support Fund for help with travel, childcare costs and some tuition fees.

You will be required to complete a learner support application form and provide evidence of benefit or income support your application. Please contact the Adult Education Office on 01273 546602 for further information.

If your course costs more than £200 you may apply to pay in three instalments.

You must complete and sign an instalment form. The first payment will be taken on application, followed by a further payment at the start of the course and a final payment 2 months later. Please note that a handling charge of 10% of the course fee (up to a maximum of £30) is added to all instalment payments. You will still be liable for the full cost of the course if you leave the course prior to all instalments being paid. Please contact the Registry Department on 01273 546604 for further information.

No refunds are given once a course has started. If a course is cancelled by the college you will receive a full refund of all fees paid. If you decide to cancel your enrolment before the class starts your payment will be refunded less a 20% administration charge (up to a maximum of £50). If you decide to cancel your enrolment for a Saturday workshop less than 72 hours before the class your payment will be refunded less an 80% administration charge.


Please ring the Adult Education office on 01273 546602 for further information.