ESOL courses in Trafford

A guide to ESOL courses in Trafford

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

Trafford College

Stretford Campus

Talbot Road


M32 0XH

Trafford FE College delivers part-time ESOL courses (daytime and evening) at our Stretford campus. Lessons are usually once or twice a week. We offer all levels from Pre-entry and Entry 1 up 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.

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The WEA Greater Manchester helps students 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. Classes are hosted in community centres around Trafford.

From September ESOL students at entry level 2 & 3 will be able to access ESOL for Carers courses. We also provide digital skills courses.

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St John’s Centre

St John’s Road

Old Trafford

M16 7GX

Tel: 0161 872 7795

St John’s Centre has a range of ESOL provision with something for everyone. We are known for our warm welcome and we are many people’s first step into adult learning.

We offer a range of accredited courses (in partnership with the WEA), as well as informal conversation groups which are open to all from Pre-entry level up to Level 1.

Our accredited ESOL courses are City and Guilds Skills for Life.

We provide a range of other courses, both accredited and non-accredited, including basic skills, IT and Community Interpreting. We also offer access to our computers and help with online tasks, as well as food bank referrals and general COVID support. We are a venue for many community activities which are open to everyone.

Find out more about St John’s Centre

The Hub English class

The Hub Community Centre

Pownall Road, Altrincham, Cheshire

WA14 2SZ

Tel: 0161 941 2018/ Email:

Based at The Hub Community Centre, near Sainsbury’s in Altrincham, The Hub English class provides a welcoming environment for people wanting to improve and gain confidence in their English skills, while learning more about UK culture.

Classes are free, offered as part of The Hub Community Centre’s service to the community. Teachers are ESOL trained and formal courses are offered, but with no exams and no qualifications. There are 2 classes, Elementary and Intermediate, running on Tuesday term time mornings.

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