ESOL courses in Stockport

      A guide to ESOL courses in Stockport


To join ESOL courses in Stockport, you need to do an assessment with the Stockport 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 Stockport. 

Stockport Continuing Education Service

1 Daw Bank, Stockport, SK3 0DU

(a 5-minute walk from the town centre and bus station)

Tel: 0161 474 5801 / 5802    Text us: 07984 370 404


Stockport Continuing Education Service aims to inspire the people of Stockport with our high quality courses. Our courses will help you to achieve your personal goals. We pride ourselves on our very personal and supportive approach and on being very focused on helping learners progress and achieve success.

We run a programme of adult learning courses, including ESOL Speaking and Listening from Pre-entry to Level 2, Functional Skills English and Maths, and Digital Skills. We have ESOL courses during the day throughout the week and on a Tuesday evening. There is an opportunity to gain qualifications on some courses.

We also offer a range of courses for the Children’s Workforce to include a Pathways Programme covering a broad range of roles enabling learners to make informed choices on what best meets their needs and interests. Learners can progress or enrol directly onto Level 2 and Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning and will be supported in finding a work placement or paid employment in a nursery, school, or college. Across our vocational pathways, learners have the opportunity to complete:

  • Level 2 Food Hygiene
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • First Aid at Work
  • Safeguarding and Prevent

The Service will fund a volunteer’s DBS to support learners who want to undertake a work placement to gain work experience and provide evidence for their qualification.

We work with Acorn Academy to deliver Level 2 Peer Mentoring, Combination Learning Programme and Level 3 Counselling. We also work with the Ethnic Diversity Service to deliver Level 3 Community Interpreting and Bilingual Assistants programmes with clear progression into paid work.

Visit the website to find out more about Stockport Continuing Education Service

Building and banner for Stockport Continuing Education

Stockport College

Wellington Road South

Tel: 0161 296 5000

Stockport College delivers part-time adult ESOL courses in the daytime at our town centre campus. Lessons are usually once or twice a week. We offer courses to learners at all levels from Entry 1 to Level 2. Learners work towards recognised ESOL qualifications in all skills – Speaking & Listening, Reading and Writing. We also offer part-time Maths and IT courses for ESOL learners.

Find out more about us here: Stockport College – Welcome to Your Future – Apply Now for 2022


Aquinas College

Nangreave Road, Stockport, SK2 6TH

Tel: 0161 419 3620    


Aquinas is a Catholic sixth form college based on Nangreave Road in Stockport. We have an Adult Education Centre offering a range of academic and leisure courses for the local community on Monday and Tuesday evenings.

We deliver adult ESOL courses. Learners can work towards recognised ESOL qualifications in all skills – Speaking & Listening, Reading and Writing.

Find out more about us here: Aquinas College website

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