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, Hyde, SK14 1BR

Tel: 0161 368 3268

Diversiry matters is a user led service, aiming to listen, involve, empower and enable individuals.  Our activities are delivered to ensure we eliminate as many barriers to participation and engagement as possible, which is achieved through providing bilingual, culturally sensitive provision across Tameside.  

ESOL classes are based across Tameside, with the main delivery venue situated in Hyde.  We deliver basic conversation classes but also work in partnership other providers to deliver classes to residents with a higher level of English.  We also have opportunities for people to engage in volunteering, employment support and training, health and wellbeing workshops, and a range of social activities 

Visit their website to find out more about Diversity Matters North West

Tameside Adult Community Education (ACE)

Stamford Chambers, 68 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7RX

Tel: 0161 342 4063

Tameside Adult Community Education offers small classes in a friendly, inclusive and supportive environment. Their 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. Their programme of short courses provides Pre-Entry learning to enable learners to progress to Entry level ESOL qualifications, leading to Functional Skills English qualifications up to Level 2.

Visit their website to find out more about Tameside Adult Community Education

Holy Trinity Church and Community Centre

Holy Trinity Church & Community Centre, Dean Street, Ashton-Under-Lyne, OL6 7HD

Tel: 0161 339 0236

Through its partnership with Tameside College, Holy Trinity Church & Community Centre (HTCCC) 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 ESOL curriculum, appropriate to the learner’s level, from phonics to everyday life to health & wellbeing. Through their strong relationship with Tameside College, learners have the opportunity to progress onto accredited learning courses 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.

Vistit their website to find out more about Holy Trinity Church and Community Centre

Ashton Sixth Form College

Darnton Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 9RL

Tel: 0161 330 2330

Ashton Sixth Form College offers weekly classes for  adult ESOL learners (18+) from Entry 1 up to Level 2, which includes Functional Skills qualifications in English and Maths. Opportunities for progression into suitable employment or further education and training is an integral part of their vison, offering dedicated careers advice and progression opportunities onto other appropriate courses such as core GCSEs, Access and other Level 2 and 3 qualifications.

Find out more about Ashton Sixth Form College

Tameside College

Beaufort Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 6NX

Tameside College offers ESOL courses from Entry level 1 up to Level 2, which focus on developing English skills using a wide range of topics. There is also the opportunity for ESOL learners to enrol on maths and IT classes, as well as vocational course options such as catering and bakery, hair & beauty, motor vehicle or construction. Classes are available in the evening as well as during the day. Learners are offered support and guidance with careers, access to their learning hubs, learner support and wellbeing support.

Visit their website to find out more about Tameside College

Community Revival

Broadoak Community Centre, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 8RS

Tel: 07731959333 

Community Revival UK offers non-accredited and accredited courses to ESOL learners. They provide informal and relaxed classes designed to improve wellbeing and language skills, particularly those from the BAME community including asylum seekers and refugees.

Their varied online ESOL programme across Tameside includes Functional Skills qualifications, wellbeing courses, as well as information, advice and guidance to learners.

Visit their website to find out more about Community Revival

Seetec Outsource

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

Tel: 0161 519 4900

Seetec Outsource offer accredited courses for Entry level 1 learners and above. They aim to empower ESOL learners into taking charge of their own futures and supporting their transformation and inclusion into society. Their focus is not only learning English but increasing their learners’ knowledge and awareness of digital skills, British values and Prevent, budgeting, mental health and employability. They create a respectful and understanding environment to engage individuals from various backgrounds, gender and age. All staff members are fully qualified to support diverse learner groups in achieving their qualifications by offering bespoke learning opportunities to meet individual needs.

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

West African Development (WAD)

1st Floor Jannat Business Centre, Good Hope Mill, 98 Bentick Street, Ashton-Under-Lyne, OL6 7SS

Tel: 0161 327 3095

West African Development (WAD) provides Pre-Entry ESOL classes, introducing basic entry level to learning English, building confidence skills and developing understanding in reading, writing and speaking needed for life in the UK. They also offer budgeting and Life in the UK courses.


In addition, WAD also provides volunteering opportunities, housing support, help with form filling, referrals to further advice and guidance, digital skills support, and opportunities to take part in their African heritage workshops and programmes.

Visit their website to Find out more about West African Development

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