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

  • 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

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

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.

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