ESOL for Entry 3, Levels 1 & 2 (UC14A02D)

3rd March 2022 - 19th May 2022
Uckfield Civic Centre
10am - 12
10 classes

Reduction or FREE to students on low income or receiving some kinds of benefits.

Course overview

ESOL courses are for people whose first language is not English. They are designed to help you improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening English skills for everyday life, for communicating with friends and for working in the UK.

This course is FREE to students on low income or receiving some kinds of benefits. Students who do not qualify for free courses can apply for a reduced fee. Please talk to us for more information.

Non ESFA eligible students can still enrol on this course but will pay the full non-funded rate which can be obtained from the ACRES Business Manager.
Where Uckfield Civic Centre, Civic Approach, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1AE.
When Thursday, 10:00am - 12:00pm from 3rd March 2022 until 19th May 2022 for 10 weeks.

There are no classes on 7th and 14th April.

NOTE: If covid restrictions are reintroduced, and the classes cannot take place in the venue, they will take place online.
Cost The full fee is £133.00. The concessionary fee is £0.00.

During the course

You will be taught in person at the Uckfield Civic Centre on Thursdays.

What you already need to know

You do not need to have an ESOL qualification before taking this course, but you will need to have sufficient experience of speaking and reading English to take a course that is at E3, L1 & L2.
All new students are invited to meet with an ESOL tutor before joining a course, to assess which level is right for them to study.

What you will learn

This course focuses on Reading skills. As part of the course, you will develop your skills, not just in reading, but also in writing, listening and speaking so that you may feel more able to take part in everyday situations of work, education, health, with friends and shopping.


Speaking & Listening


The course will focus on developing your Reading skills. From September we intend to offer a qualification course in ESOL leading to an exam in Reading and Writing. This course will prepare you for doing a qualification course.

How you will learn it

You will learn directly from your tutor and through presentations, watching and listening to videos and the spoken word, practice activities and discussions. Throughout the course, your tutor will support you and discuss and agree on personal targets to help you reach your potential.

Bring to the first session

Items needed to do the course

Extra study or practice

A requirement of this course is that you complete at least 1 hour of study a week but we advise you to practise your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills as much as possible.

How to enrol

Returning learners just need to contact the ACRES office to re-enrol.

New Learners:
Let ACRES know you are interested in an ESOL course.

We will invite you to an online meeting with your tutor.

At your meeting, you and your tutor will agree on a time to come to the ACRES House before starting your course.

The address is ACRES House, Uckfield College, Downsview Crescent, Uckfield TN22 3DJ

You will need to bring with you,

Additional Course Information

Specific Covid Considerations:
In the event of restrictions being reintroduced and if the class is remaining in the venue, you will be informed of further safety measures. If the lessons cannot take place because the tutor has to isolate or in the event of government-imposed restrictions or lockdowns, every effort will be made to reschedule the missed classes. If it is not possible to continue the course in the venue it will be continued online. If this is not possible we will refund the outstanding lessons.

To ensure Safe Practice during practical sessions:

You must not attend the class if you show signs or symptoms of Covid-19, are awaiting results of a PCR Covid test, have been in close contact with a Covid-19 patient within 14 days or anyone who has been advised to self isolate for any reason. Please inform the ACRES' office, who will advise the tutor.

All tutors, students and visitors are encouraged to participate in rapid lateral flow testing in the interest of everybody's safety, however, this is not a mandatory requirement. Test kits are readily available locally or from the gov website.

Next steps within this subject with ACRES

Continue improving your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills with ACRES. Further ESOL courses will be offered in the next academic year. Please contact us to register your interest.

Future steps beyond ACRES

ESOL is a course that develops your English Language skills. This will help you to build confidence in using English. Ultimately, this will improve your experience and knowledge of living in the UK. ESOL courses will help improve your job opportunities and give you access to further education options and increased confidence in social and formal situations.

Further information

Your tutor will be happy to share information about their future courses with you.
For details on all courses, see the ACRES website and digital brochure.

Tel 01825 761820