About English essential skills qualifications:
English – Essential Skills are a Functional Skills Qualifications, which cover basic English to level 2 qualifications (equivalent to GCSE).
If English isn’t your first language, courses for speakers of other languages (ESOL) will teach you essential skills in:
These skills will help you with everyday life in the UK such as shopping, finding work or registering with a doctor.
No matter what level you start at, all courses lead to a recognised certificate in English or English for speakers of other languages (ESOL).
Courses may be classroom-based and/or online. Depending on your local provider, full-time, part-time and evening classes may also be available.
How to apply
- Use the links provided to find the right course for you
- Contact the provider of the course to apply.
You can also contact your local authority or further education college to find out more about opportunities near you.