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

Salford City College offers ESOL courses at six qualification levels from Pre-Entry to Level 2.

The courses are held at these venues:

The highly committed and dedicated teachers aim to support students on courses that will help them to improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing in English. 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.

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

Find out more about studying ESOL at the SCC Group

How to find us- directions to Salford City College

Wai Yin Society

You can join ESOL for Day to Day life with Wai Yin Society online via Zoom.

You will practise English to help you feel more confident when you go shopping or need to speak with your child’s teacher at school.

Find out more about Wai Yin Society

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.

Find out more about Talk English courses in Salford


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.

When classes can be hosted in community centres around Salford again, courses may run in the following venues:

  • Broughton Hub, 50 Rigby St, M7 4BQ
  • Angel Healthy living Resource Centre, 1 St Philip’s Place, M3 6FA
  • Langworthy Cornerstone, 451 Liverpool Street, M6 5QQ

Find out more about WEA

The Broughton Trust 

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

The Broughton Trust provides services for refugees and asylum seekers primarily across Salford. We provide a one to one assessment process to plan a bespoke learning and support programme for ESOL learners.

All the courses in our ESOL programme are non-accredited and delivered in a community setting to reduce anxiety and increase participation. The programme includes Pre-Entry ESOL, Everyday English, Community Awareness, ESOL for the Workplace, Employment Skills, Maths, Learning and Personal Development and a range of Confidence Building Courses. We also offer support for ESOL learners wishing to gain a CSCS Card, they can also access our work club. This programme creates 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 All needs are aimed to be addressed.

For further information, please contact The Trust on 0161 831 9807

Find out more about The Broughton Trust

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 Outsource

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