Courses | English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Whether you are a complete beginner or just need that extra help to make you confident in speaking, reading and writing English, we have the right ESOL course for you to make you more confident, skilled and independent.

We offer the Gateway Qualifications Entry Level Awards and Level 1 Awards in English for Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. There are courses not linked to exams, ESOL Plus courses combined with another exciting curriculum area or specialised courses for complete beginners.

All ESOL courses are free for everyone.

  • To enrol on an ESOL, English or Maths course you will be assessed. Once you have been assessed, we will offer you a place on an appropriate course where the teacher will discuss and plan with you what skills you would like to work on.
  • All ESOL courses are part-time with a variety of lesson times available morning, afternoon and evening. Courses are normally 12 weeks long unless stated otherwise.

For more information email or to book an initial assessment please complete the enrolment form below, and one of our Business Support Officers will be in touch.

Available courses:

IMPORTANT NOTE: Enrolment for ESOL courses starts late February. As we have so many ESOL courses in different locations/levels/times/days, they are not all listed individually. Instead please click the button below to enrol on a General ESOL course, after making contact with you, we will offer you a place on an appropriate course.

Enrol onto a General ESOL course


Enrolment Form

IMPORTANT! All fields must be completed for your application to be considered.

Are you a Newham resident

Do you consider yourself to have a disability?

From time to time we may want to contact you for research or survey purposes, or to notify you of further learning opportunities. If you would like to be contacted please tick the box below.

Further information about use of and access to your personal data, and details of organisations with whom we regularly share data are available at

Have you been continuously resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the last three years?

Are you a UK National?

Please tick the ethnic grouping which best describes you:

Are you in employment?

Please tick one box:

Please tick one box from the 4 categories below:


You can only claim FULL FEE REMISSION if you fall into one of the following categories. Please tick the appropriate box to claim this concession. You will be asked to produce recent evidence at the time of enrolment.


You can only claim REDUCED TUITION FEE (£2.00 per hour + exam fee) if you fall into one of the following categories and are a NEWHAM RESIDENT. Please tick the appropriate box to claim this concession. You will be asked to produce recent evidence at the time of enrolment.


If you are NOT A NEWHAM RESIDENT, you can only claim REDUCED TUITION FEE (£2.00 per hour + exam fee) if you are in receipt of State Old Age Pension. You will be asked to produce recent evidence at the time of enrolment.


You will be required to pay the full fee (£5 per taught hour). For Childcare and TA courses at L2 there will be a price cap of £550 plus the exam fee if you fall into any of the categories below.

For many courses you will also be required to pay your examination fees and a contribution to resource costs. The full course cost will be made clear to you at the time of enrolment. Please note fees must be paid in full at the time of enrolment.

Please tick one box:


The Adult Learning Service has provided assessment and guidance covering the choice of course, entry requirements, an assessment of the suitability of the learning programme and any additional support required. The Adult Learning Service undertakes to provide teaching at an appropriate standard and for the length of time specified, provided a sufficient number of students are enrolled on the course and remain on programme.


Angelique Grygorcewicz Townsend
Principal of Adult Learning
Newham Adult Learning Service


By entering my name below I certify I have received the assessment and guidance referred to the above. I undertake to attend every session (whether that be in person or on-line) of the course, to complete any work set for me in connection with the course and to respect the needs of my fellow students at all times. I also agree to be entered for any examination linked to the course which I am studying.

  1. Refunds will only be considered for students who withdraw before the fourth week of their course. In the event of a refund being given, a £10 administration fee will be retained from the course fee. In accordance with audit requirements, a refund must be applied for in person with the original receipt given for the fee. If the receipt is lost then the person must apply in writing for a refund. Refunds will be made by cheque (cash refunds are not given) and posted to the student by the London Borough of Newham. However, if you paid by credit/debit card, we will need your card details again to make the refund because we do not keep card details on file.
  2. From time to time photographic and other recordings of students and their work may be made for examination assessments or for publicity purposes. In signing this enrolment form you agree to these recordings taken place whilst you are undertaking activities with us.
  3. Consent: Under the Data Protection Act 1998, we need your consent before we can use your personal data. Most of our courses are funded by the Government through the Greater London Authority (GLA). Over 50% of the cost of each course is paid for by the Government through the GLA. This subsidy will not be paid if we do not process information about you in the format required by the Government. To process this information and obtain the subsidy therefore we need your consent. Please sign and date the form in the space provided.
  4. Your personal and enrolment data will be processed electronically onto a database. This is governed by the Data Protection Act 1998 (see below). A paper enrolment form and learning agreement will be kept securely in accordance with audit requirements.
  5. Greater London Authority and how we use your personal information.
    Data Protection Act 1988 - The personal information you provide is passed to the Chief Executive of Greater London Authority (GLA). The GLA are responsible for funding, planning and encouraging education and training for young people and adults in England and is registered under the Data Protection Act 1988. The information you provide will be shared with other organisations for the purpose of administration, careers and other guidance, and statistical and research purposes. Other organisations with which we will share the information include, the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, Education & Skills Funding Agency, Higher Education Statistics Agency, Higher Education Funding Council for education institutions and organisations performing research and statistical work on behalf of the GLA or its partners. The GLA also administers the Learner Registration Service (LRS) which will use your information to create and maintain a Unique Learner Number (ULN). The GLA is also a co-financing organisation and uses European Social Funds from the European Union to directly or in-directly part-finance learning activities, helping develop employment by promoting employability, business spirit and equal opportunities, and investing in human resources. Further information about partner organisations the ULN and what they do, can be found at: and

By entering my name below I certify that the information I have given on this form is correct and I give my consent to the processing of this information for all purposes relating to my application. I understand that the full details of that processing and my rights in this respect are set out in the NALS Data Protection Policy which is available by contacting LBN. I understand that the information given on this form, including the details of ethnicity, can be used for any matter related to my application for a programme of study. I give my consent to the processing of data on the understanding that the information I have supplied will be used only for the purposes set out above and my consent is conditional upon NALS complying with its obligations and duties in accordance with the NALS registration under the Data Protection Act 1998.