ESOL courses in Bolton

   A guide to ESOL courses in Bolton


To join ESOL courses in Bolton, you need to do an assessment with the Bolton ESOL Advice Service.

To request an assessment, please contact us at

Then have a look below at the places where you can learn English in Bolton. 

Bolton College

Deane Road Campus, Deane Rd, Bolton BL3 5BG

Tel: 01204 482 000


Bolton College provides learning for Adults and Young People. We offer a broad range of courses across various central and community venues, supporting learners to gain skills for employment, career advancement, Maths & English and personal goals through accredited courses as well as non-accredited.

The ESOL Adult Provision at Bolton College employs a successful and flexible curriculum- delivering ESOL, Maths and Digital Skills the curriculum enables our learners to successfully integrate into their local communities, engage socially and gives them the language skills necessary to further their education, enter employment or progress their career.

We deliver all levels of ESOL; from Pre-Entry, Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3 and Level 1.

As an ESOL learner with Bolton College you are supported with your English, Maths, Digital skills and Employability Skills. You will also have access to our Job Shop where you can receive support in writing job applications, writing a CV, applying for jobs and building your interview skills.

Visit our website to find out more about Bolton College

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Clarence Arcade, Stamford Street Central, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7PT

Tel: 0161 881 4826 (option 5)


Standguide deliver a range of Adult Education qualifications across Greater Manchester to provide progressions in the workplace as well as upskilling residents into further education or employment qualifications which include accredited and non-accredited ESOL.

Eligibility criteria 19+, unemployed claiming benefits, economically inactive (other eligibility criteria may apply).  Venues are hired in Bolton to teach our courses to the residents

Find out more about us here: Standguide website


The WEA- First Steps in ESOL

All Souls-Bolton, Astley Street, Bolton, BL1 8EY

Tel: 0300 303 3464 


We are a leading adult education charity with a legacy that stretches back over a hundred years. Our mission is to bring adult education within reach of everyone who needs it, at multiple locations in the heart of the community across Greater Manchester.

We currently deliver adult ESOL courses at pre-entry and entry level. Our learners can progress towards accredited ESOL qualifications in all the skills – Speaking & Listening, Reading, and Writing.

In addition to ESOL, we also offer courses in Digital Skills.

Find out more about us here:The WEA website

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