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.

Watch this video to find out more about the assessment and then have a look below at the places where you can learn English in Bury.

Bury College

Enterprise Centre
Market Street

Our FREE courses are available to start all year round and are ideal for anyone who wants to improve and refresh their everyday skills in English and maths. They have been designed to allow you to study around your current work and life commitments and learn at a pace that suits you.

We offer ESOL classes from Pre-entry to Level 1, including Functional Skills English and maths qualifications, in addition to GCSE English and maths. Lessons take place during the day and in the evening.

Bury College also offers additional support through Student Services which may include help with the costs of travelling to college, counselling and mental health support, additional learning support and welfare advice.

Study in a dedicated adult learning environment

The majority of our adult courses are based in a purpose-built centre with great facilities to support you with your learning. We are based in Bury Town Centre, in close proximity to the Bus Interchange and Metrolink Station.

Brand new Bistro and Learning Resource Centre

Benefit from newly renovated dining facilities and a brand-new Learning Resource Centre. Our modern Bistro offers a selection of freshly cooked food prepared in-house by our experienced chefs and is a perfect space for you to relax and enjoy during your time on campus.

Study in a safe learning environment

Bury College has worked hard over recent months to implement a range of safety measures and put appropriate adjustments in place. We are proud to be offering the majority of teaching face-to-face whilst also following social distancing guidelines. Learning is delivered in small class sizes and online resources are also available to further support learning.

Find out more about Bury College


Cecil Street, Bury, BL9 0SB

Tel: 0161 7612079

We offer ESOL courses from pre-entry to level 1, help and advice and services and employment training for adults. We also have ESOL and employment courses which cater specifically for young people aged 16-24.ADAB’s services are targeted towards all the residents living in the local communities in Bury, Greater Manchester, including Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, refugees and new and emerging migrant communities. Community cohesion, valuing diversity and inclusion are central key components within all the services we deliver.

ADAB aims to be flexible with online delivery, however we know learners work best in person and we do our best to offer in person classes safely for everybody involved.

Find out more about ADAB

Bury Adult Learning

18 Haymarket Street

Bury,  BL9 0AQ

At Bury Adult Learning Service we provide part time adult education courses including ESOL, Maths, IT, Arts & Crafts, Languages, Cookery, plus courses for people with additional learning needs. Our provision is based in the centre of Bury at Bury Adult Learning Centre, very close to the bus and Metrolink station.

For ESOL we have classes from Pre-Entry to Level 1.  Learners can do speaking & listening, writing and reading exams.  We also offer ESOL for Work courses for those learners that might not want to do exams but want to move into employment.  Most lessons are during the day, but we also have evening classes.  Before joining a class, individuals will need to have an initial assessment so we can find a suitable class.  In addition to ESOL, learners can study IT and Maths and other courses.

Find out more about Bury Adult Learning


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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Seetec Outsource

Spaces, Peter House

Oxford Street

Manchester, M1 5AN

Tel: 0161 519 4900

At Seetec Outsource we aim to transform the lives of our ESOL learners by providing them with socially and personally-led qualifications that increase their knowledge and skill level in the English language, Voting system, Criminal Justice System, Mental Well-being, Money Management and PREVENT community awareness. We also include enrichment days out of centre to visit local landmarks in the City Centre, such as the library (to gain a library card) and various museums to build their British culture knowledge.

We are based at Spaces, Peter House near the Central Manchester Library. However, we provide mainly online provision to support the country’s current situation. Having said that, I have recently acquired a Promethean Board that will allow for simultaneous teaching to support learners who wish to venture out of their homes to learn or stay within the comfort of their own home.

We deliver a range of English-led courses (Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening) and vocational courses (British Values & PREVENT, Mental Well-being, Living & Working in the UK and Employability Skills). We also provide progressional routes into Health & Social Care, Warehouse & Storage and Business Administration.

We cater for all levels (Entry Level 1, Entry Level 2, Entry Level 3, Level 1 and Level 2). We do recommend all ESOL learners to be at Level 1 in all areas of ESOL before progressing onto our additional vocational courses. Our learners can achieve qualifications at all levels of ESOL, Entry Level 3 in our ESOL vocational courses and Level 1 or 2 in our additional vocational qualifications.

As previously mentioned we support our ESOL learners with additional internal vocational courses or supply them with information regarding higher level learning opportunities in and round Manchester, as well as point them in the right direction of local employment opportunities.

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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.

Find out more about Maximus Training

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