What We Do

Leeds City College is one of the largest providers of English language and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) in the UK. The department has one of the highest Achievement rates in the UK..

  • Validated as a grade 1 Outstanding department.
  • Awarded the 2017 Pearson Award for FE team of the year.

Ofsted Grades: 1. Outstanding; 2. Good; 3. Requires Improvement; 4. Inadequate

  • The effectiveness of leadership and management - grade 1
  • The quality of teaching, learning and assessment - grade 1
  • Personal development, behaviour and welfare - grade 1
  • Outcomes for learners - grade 1
  • 16-19 Study Programmes - grade 1
  • 19+ Learning Programmes - grade 1
    Overall effectiveness - grade 1

We help 3000 learners each year to develop their language skills and gain qualifications. With sixty highly qualified teachers we offer specialist courses for every level and every age.

  • School placement for 14-15 year olds
  • Full-time courses for 14-18s
  • Part-time courses for 19+
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Levels We Offer

We provide long and short courses in English language, numeracy, literacy and IT at all levels: With qualifications in GCSE, ESOL Trinity, ESOL City & Guilds, Functional Skills, Employability and ITQ.

All our second language programmes are mapped to the national Core Curriculum: See our ESOL Schemes of Work below to understand what you will learn each week. These include English grammar, vocabulary and topics so that each week you learn something new.

Enfield Centre

All our 14-18 year old ESOL classes are held at the Enfield Centre. The centre also has most of our adult ESOL classes. Watch the video below to see where all the different rooms are and the facilities.

This video shows how we celebrate cultural diversity at the Enfield Centre..

Ofsted feedback

“Successful courses to meet the needs of specific groups of learners, such as in ESOL and programmes to support unemployed people to return to work.”



Students say it best

ESOL Head of Department

“We have an outstanding team of English language teachers who are dedicated to giving every student the highest quality learning experience. Teachers who love teaching inspire students to love learning. I am proud to be part of this team. I hope you can join us soon.”

Dr Stephen Woulds

Contact Us

Leeds City College
Enfield Centre, Enfield Terrace
Leeds, LS7 1RG
(0113) 386 1997