ESOL courses in Salford

A guide to ESOL courses in Salford

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

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

Salford City College

Tel: 0161 631 5003 (Future Skills Campus)

Tel: 0161 631 5004 (City Skills Campus)

Salford City College offers ESOL courses at six qualification levels from Pre-Entry to Level 2, where learners are given the opportunity to develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing

ESOL courses are held at these venues:

  • Future Skills at Media City UK, Dakota Avenue, M50 2PU
  • City Skills, Lissadel Street, M6 6AP

The courses allow students to develop skills that are essential in the world of work, such as teamwork and being able to communicate with confidence. Students will have the opportunity to achieve nationally accredited qualifications and to meet new people, make friends and participate in a variety of trips, visits, college events and celebrations.

They can offer financial support with travelling to college, childcare and a bursary to eligible students.

Visit their website to find out more about studying ESOL at Salford City College

Workers’ Educational Association (WEA)

Tel: 0161 6965472

The WEA are the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education, helping students to develop their English skills for all aspects of life and work. Courses range from Pre-entry to Level 2, where learners can achieve City and Guilds qualifications in ESOL, maths and English. Their information, advice and guidance service is an important part of all courses to help students find further learning and progression opportunities. The majority of classes are delivered online via Zoom

Visit their website to find out more about WEA

The Broughton Trust

Humphrey Booth centre, Heath Avenue, Lower Broughton, M7 1NY

Tel: 0161 831 9807

The Broughton Trust provides services for refugees and asylum seekers across Salford. We provide a one to one assessment process to plan a bespoke learning and support programme for ESOL learners. The wide range of courses in their ESOL programme are non-accredited and delivered in a community setting to reduce anxiety and increase participation, creating pathways to employment and qualifications.  

Learning support workers work closely with each individual to identify skill gaps and other non-academic support needed. Information advice and guidance sessions are provided throughout the process and by working with outside organisations through a signposting/referral system. 

Visit their website to find out more about The Broughton Trust

Wai Yin Society

66-68 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JU

Tel: 0161 833 0377

Wai Yin Society specialises in providing education and social welfare services to communities in various centres across Salford and Manchester.

There is a focus on community based learning to engage learners, reduce isolation and develop self-confidence. Blended learning programmes are offered to embed ESOL with vocational activities so learners can enjoy learning English as well as integrating into the community and adapting to British culture. 

They are also a Trinity Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) course provider and Trinity ESOL Skills for Life exam centre.


Visit their website to find out more about Wai Yin Society

Group of Talk English learners talking to their tutor

Talk English

Talk English courses run in community centres  for Pre-entry and Entry 1 learners to help them gain confidence in speaking English, as well as to improve reading and writing skills.  Classes are designed to encourage learners to access local services, explore local areas, and get more involved in their local community. There is also the opportunity to go on trips out to places such as art galleries, museums and libraries. The classes provide a friendly environment for people to practise English and meet new people. 

Volunteering opportunities are also available for higher level learners.

Read more about Talk English and their courses in Salford on their website

Seetec Outsource

Spaces, Peter House, Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5AN

Tel: 0161 519 4900

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.

Visit their website to find out more about ESOL courses at Seetec Outsource


Tel: 07754239939

Improve your English skills and speaking confidence with a General ESOL course from Train-to-TEFL.  We provide courses at a range of levels from Pre- Entry (Absolute Beginners) to Level 2 (Advanced).

In addition to your ESOL course, you will have access to our online, self-study resources and the opportunity to join additional free classes such as Conversation Clubs at your level, Life in the UK , B1 Speaking Test Preparation, Health Literacy and many more.

You can choose to study online or in a face-to-face classroom at a time that suits you.  We offer morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend sessions.

To find out more visit our website 

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