ESOL / EAL - 14-18 study programmes

From the summer of 2015, all young people in England must continue in education or training until their 18th birthday. This does not mean, however, that students must stay in school. College can provide an alternative study programme which may be more beneficial, particularly if there are additional support needs because of English as a second language.

15-18 years old - full-time at the college

Students on our full-time courses take classes in English, Mathematics, Computers and Tutorials where they have one-to-one support for extra help. Students can have up to ten hours intensive English language teaching per week, with additional classes in core subjects. For Entry 3 and above, our 16-18 learners are encouraged to take additional classes in a chosen area: science, health & social care, childcare, business.

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Supporting 14-16 pupils in schools

It can be difficult for schools to meet the needs of learners with English as a second language, especially when pupils might have a varying range of second-language proficiency. We offer one day per week while still on the roll of a school. Students may come from schools to the Enfield Centre, where they have intensive second language support at a level appropriate to the learner, from beginners to Level 2.

From unaccompanied minors to the children of migrant families, we have extensive experience of dealing with all types of second language pupils and have an excellent track-record of progressing learners to higher level language courses or vocational courses in the College.

In September 2013, our 14+ Apprenticeship Academy opened. The Academy offers an exciting alternative to Years 10 and 11 for young people aged 14+. You can find further information here.

Since 2013, all full-time 16-19 students have also been required to study English and maths if they have not achieved a GCSE Grade C or above in these subjects. Students have the opportunity to participate in work experience activities, tutorials, coaching/ mentoring and other taught courses to improve employability skills. 

Click here for a 14-18 information leaflet.

Progression

With excellent links to a range of vocational courses in the college, we also support learners to progress from English language courses to such subjects as Level 2 and Level 3 hospitality, travel & tourism, computing, health & social care, business and many more. Here are a few examples from this year. These students joined us at a very low level language ability and are now on mainstream courses. Many others are in work.

  • Step Up Programme (Level 2)
  • Access Foundation Programme (Level 2)
  • CG Level 1 Diploma in Electrical Installation
  • OCR ITQ Level 2 Certificate
  • EDEXCEL L1 Certificate for IT Users
  • BTEC Award in Business Administration Level 1
  • Edexcel Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies (Business Retail)
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business
  • CERTA Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma: Science
  • Edexcel Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care
  • Access Foundation Programme (Level 2)
  • C&G Level 2 English Functional Skills
  • AQA Level 2 GCSE in English and Maths
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism
  • BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism
  • EDEXCEL L1 BTEC Diploma for IT Users
  • Access Foundation Programme (Level 2)
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • CERTA Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma: Health Science Professions

Creativity

At Leeds City College, ESOL students have many opportunities to be creative in traditional and digital media, including arts and theatre, music and dance, designing images and web sites, photography and more. Our ESOL students are encouraged to express their voice, their culture and their identity through such media. Here Julio performs outside the Enfield Centre, creating his own dance video and You Tube channel.

Julio says: "I believe so much in the power of performance I don’t want to convince people. I want them to experience it and come away convinced on their own."

 

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Students' music video



Music video

With tutor Michael Richmond-Coggin, ESOL students learned how to use laptops to write lyrics and perform songs. This was a 12 week non-accredited course in partnership with Future Arts where they produced a final video and DVD. The students wrote the lyrics about culture and immigration, performed the song and called their group: GlobalEyes.

 

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