The “Providers” map shows organisations who provide learning in a formal environment. These are typically colleges, although there are other locations around the county that offer ESOL qualifications. The courses they offer are likely to be to a set timetable, will follow a set syllabus and will result in a recognised qualification. Providers will usually require you to enrol onto a course that starts at a particular time of year – you are unlikely to be able to enrol in the middle of a course, you will have to wait for the next one to start. There are many different levels of ESOL courses – for beginners, for intermediate English speakers and for advanced English speakers. It is likely that ESOL courses will be free for Ukrainian guests. Because of the many different courses available and the varying start dates, each individual course has not been listed, instead the organisations providing the courses have been listed along with the locations in which they are being run. We recommended that you contact the providers directly to find out what courses they are offering and when their upcoming start dates are. In some cases, funding can be provided to help you attend these courses, including helping with transport and childcare costs. Please contact the course provider directly for further information.
Map showing Providers of English lessons
It is likely that all ESOL courses will be free for Homes For Ukraine guests, even if college websites state that there are fees. The best way to be sure about fees is to check directly with the college or education provider.
If you are taking a formal ESOL course it is likely that the college or education provider will need to do an assessment to understand your current ability in English, so that they can work out what level of course would be best for you. Please do not worry about this assessment, it is not a test, it is just to help ensure you are placed on the course that is right for you.
You may not be able to take children with you to your assessment. You should check the arrangements for the assessment with the education provider.
If you will find it difficult to travel to an education provider to study English, you may be eligible for help with your transport costs. Please contact the education provider to start with – they should be able to confirm if you are eligible for financial support.
If you will find it difficult to attend an education provider to study English because you need to look after children, you may be eligible for help with costs of childcare. Please contact the education provider to start with – they should be able to confirm if you are eligible for financial support.