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.

If you register for a course via a link on this page, we will contact you and invite you to an assessment.

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, Stretford, M32 0XH

Trafford College delivers part-time ESOL courses in the daytime and evening at their Stretford campus. Lessons are usually once or twice a week. They offer courses to learners from Pre-entry up to Level 2. Learners work towards a recognised ESOL qualifications in all skills – Speaking & Listening, Reading, and Writing. They also offer part-time Maths and IT courses for ESOL learners.

Visit their website to find out more about studying ESOL at Trafford College

Workers’ Educational Association (WEA)

Tel: 0161 6965472

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 online on Zoom and in community centres around Trafford.

From September 2021, ESOL students at Entry levels 2 and 3 will be able to access their ESOL for carers courses. We also provide digital skills courses.

Visit their website to find out more about WEA

St John’s Centre

St John’s Road, Old Trafford, M16 7GX

Tel: 0161 872 7795

St John’s Centre offers a variety of ESOL courses suitable for a range of learners. They aim to provide a welcoming environment to provide the first step into adult learning. As well as their accredited courses in partnership with the WEA, they provide informal conversation groups which are open to all from Pre-entry level up to Level 1.

They also offer both accredited and non-accredited courses in other areas, including Basic Skills, digital skills, and community interpreting. They also alow learners access to their computers and help with online tasks, as well as food bank referrals and general COVID support. They 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, WA14 2SZ

Tel: 0161 941 2018 


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, delivering unaccredited courses at Elementary and Intermediate levels.

Visit their website to find out more about The Hub English class

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

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