ESOL courses in Bury

A guide to ESOL courses in Bury


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

Have a look below at the places where you can learn English in Bury.

Bury College

  • Woodbury Centre
    Market Street
    BL9 0BG

Covering the four main skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing, you will gain nationally recognised qualifications in English language, with optional units on computing and maths skills. In addition, you will learn about UK culture and take part in events to celebrate your own. You’ll also take part in fun competitions to develop job interview skills, and develop the confidence to live, study and work in the UK successfully.

Find out more about Bury College


ESOL courses offered by the WEA range from Pre-entry to Level 1 and you can achieve City and Guilds qualifications in ESOL, maths and English.

Between September and December 2020, all courses are delivered online via Zoom.

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Bury Adult Learning

Classes are delivered at the following centres:

  • Bury Adult Learning Centre
  • ADAB, South Cross Street Bury

You will need a qualification in ESOL if you wish to apply to settle in the UK or become a British citizen. Improving your English can help you get more out of your life in the UK. It will help you if you want to:

  • find work or improve your job prospects
  • study at a higher level
  • help your children with their school work
  • talk to doctors and teachers
  • understand the laws and customs of the UK

Lesson topics include:

  • working in the UK
  • health and wellbeing
  • living in the community
  • education
  • leisure

We offer classes at all levels from Entry Level 1 to Level 2. We will give you an assessment to decide on the right level for you.

Our courses are free to those on certain benefits. 

Find out more about Bury Adult Learning

Maximus Training

ESOL courses offered by Maximus Training range from Entry 1 to Level 1.  You can also work towards a qualificaton in Functional Skills English and Maths. This is available at Entry levels up to and including Level 2.  

Between September 2020 and January 2021, all courses are delivered online via Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

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Seetec Outsource

Seetec Outsource aims to enhance all learners’ personal, social and emotional well-being by integrating them into our inclusive teaching and learning community. All staff members are fully qualified to support diverse learner groups in achieving their qualifications by offering bespoke learning opportunities to meet individual needs. Their centres deliver a range of vocational courses, as well as ESOL, to learners from Entry 1 and above. They also provide enrichment opportunities, such as trips to museums and galleries, to enhance the learning experience.

Find out more about Seetec

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