ESOL courses in Tameside

A guide to ESOL courses in Tameside

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

Diversity Matters North West

Hyde Healthy Living Centre
20 Great Norbury Street
SK14 1BR

We are a user led service; this means we listen, involve, empower and enable individuals when they access our programmes.  Our activities are delivered to ensure we eliminate as many barriers to participation and engagement as possible.  This is achieved through providing bilingual, culturally sensitive provision across Tameside.  Our training and activities are delivered with the target audience in mind, therefore, ensuring it is during term time, outside of key religious and cultural festivals, gender specific and where possible, cover reasonable travel and childcare expenses.

Sessions are based across Tameside where there is a high need and demand. Our main delivery venue is situated in Hyde.  We deliver basic conversation classes and work in partnership with local statutory providers to deliver higher levels locally to the residents.  We also have opportunities for people to engage in:

  • Volunteering
  • Social activities
  • Health & Wellbeing Workshops
  • Other basic training such as pre-volunteering, confidence building, travel training
  • Employment support
  • Women can also access crisis support


Find out more about Diversity Matters North West

Tameside Adult Community Education (ACE)

Stamford Chambers

68 Old Street



Tameside Adult Community Education offers small classes in a friendly, inclusive and supportive environment. Our goal is to help improve wellbeing and move our learners closer towards finding employment.

Based in the centre of Ashton-Under-Lyne, Tameside ACE offers a range of online and face-to-face ESOL courses for beginners. Our programme of short courses provides pre-entry learning to enable our learners to progress on to Entry level ESOL qualifications leading to Functional Skills English qualifications up to Level 2.

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Holy Trinity Church and Community Centre

  • Holy Trinity Church & Community Centre
    Dean Street
    OL6 7HD

Through its partnership with Tameside College, Holy Trinity Church & Community Centre (HTCCC), in Ashton-under-Lyne, is a National Lottery funded project which delivers ESOL courses at Pre-Entry level to local, difficult-to-reach women, to increase their confidence and help them connect with others. They provide a friendly, supportive and inclusive learning environment to teach a varied English curriculum, appropriate to the learner’s level, from phonics to everyday life to health & wellbeing. Through their strong relationship with Tameside College some learners have progressed onto accredited learning at the college. HTCCC also offers sewing-with-ESOL classes and learners benefit from enrichment activities such as trips to the theatre and countryside walks. They also run a ‘school ready’ school preparation class for the parents of nursery aged children, in partnership with Holy Trinity Primary School.

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Ashton Sixth Form College

Darnton Road

At Ashton Sixth Form College, based in Ashton-Under-Lyne, we have a dedicated Higher and Adult Education provision for adult learners (18+). We offer weekly classes for ESOL learners from Entry Level to Level 2 (including Functional Skills in English and Maths).

Progression into suitable employment or further education and training for our learners is an integral part of our vision and ambition. Dedicated careers advice forms a part of this alongside progression opportunities onto other appropriate courses such as core GCSEs, Access and other Level 2 and 3 qualifications.

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Tameside College

Beaufort Road



Tameside College provides the opportunity to study ESOL at Entry level 1- 3 or Level 1 or 2, dependant on the outcome of your initial assessment, which you undertake before you enrol. Our courses focus on English at your level using a wide range of topics e.g neighbourhood and community, hobbies and free-time, work and jobs, life in the UK, social media, family and friends, shopping, travel and transport and health.

Learners develop English skills in speaking and listening, reading and writing alongside grammar and vocabulary. Evening or daytime classes are available.

Specific maths and Information Technology classes for ESOL adults are also available.  We also offer a full time ESOL programme which, along with ESOL, also includes a choice of vocational options such as catering & bakery, hair & beauty, motor vehicle or construction.

In addition to our ESOL courses we have various teams who can support learners during their time at college. We offer support and guidance with careers, access to our Learning Hubs, learner support and wellbeing support.

Find out more about Tameside College

Community Revival UK

Broadoak Community Centre



Text enquiries to 07731959333 

Community Revival UK is offering non-accredited and accredited ESOL provision. We embed ESOL into informal learning to improve wellbeing and language skills of BAME community including asylum seekers and refugees.

Community Revival is offering ESOL training online across Tameside which includes:

  • ESOL courses from Pre-Entry to Level 2
  • Functional Skills English, Maths and ICT courses from Entry 1- Level 2
  • Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Well-being courses such as cooking, cake making, arts and crafts to engage BAME community into community learning and activities.

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Seetec Outsource

Spaces, Peter House

Oxford Street, Manchester

M1 5AN

Tel: 0161 519 4900

Seetec Outsource’s aim is to empower ESOL learners in taking charge of their own futures. We support their transformation and inclusion into society by adding value to their programme; not only learning English but increasing their knowledge and awareness in Digital Skills, British Values & Prevent, Budgeting, Mental Health and Employment. We create a respectful and understanding environment to engage individuals from various backgrounds, gender and age. We find most of our learners are well-educated in their native country but often find they are working in UK entry level jobs that don’t challenge their knowledge or skill-set, therefore we want to foster those and provide them with a platform to flourish by building their confidence and English language.

We are based in the Manchester City Centre in St Peters Square at Spaces.

Our main area of delivery is functional courses for ESOL learners (reading, writing, speaking & listening) but we also include vocational courses (British Values, Progression & Well-being and Employability). We also deliver Traineeships and vocational pathways such as Hospitality, Retail, Construction, Business Administration and Warehouse & Storage/FLT.

We deliver courses from Entry Level 1 to Level 2 in reading, writing, speaking & listening and all ESOL vocational courses are at EL3. Additionally, we provide L1 vocational pathways.

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West African Development (WAD)

1st Floor Jannat Business Centre

Good Hope Mill

98 Bentick Street



Tel: 0161 327 3095

West African development provides Pre-ESOL classes introducing basic entry level to learning English, building confidence skills and understanding in reading, writing and speaking needed for life in the UK.

We offer Pre-Entry ESOL, Budgeting and Life in the UK courses.

All courses delivered are at basic introductory level.

In addition ‘WAD’ also provides volunteering opportunities, housing support, form filling, referrals to further advice and guidance, IT skills support and opportunities to take part in our African heritage workshops and programmes.

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