Essential Skills and ESOL | Adult Learning Wales

Are you looking for an ESOL course?

If your first language is not English and you would like to learn or improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, then an ESOL course could be for you.

We provide accredited ESOL classes within your local community in a friendly and supportive learning environment.


Essential Skills and ESOL

English language and numeracy skills can cause huge barriers to employment and can cause difficulties at home and at work. Whether you are a native English speaker or are new to the language our ESOL and Basic skills courses can help to develop your numeracy and literacy and arm you with the skills you need for life.

Course types include:

  • ESOL 
  • Essential Skills
  • Ready for Maths
  • Basic Skills
  • Skills for Life

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Flexible Essential Skills Programme - online Maths and English

Join us on the first step to a Level 2 qualification that is accepted by the vast majority of colleges and universities in Wales as an equivalent to GCSE A-C grade in Mathematics OR English Language.

The course focuses on the wide range of reading, writing and verbal communication OR on the wide range of numeracy skills required to achieve the qualification.

Level 2 Essential Application of Number Skills and / or Level 2 Essential Communication Skills.

Click here to view the Essential Skills Wales handbook.

Click here to view our Flexible Essential Skills course information flyer.


Key Contacts

For further info call 03300 580845 / 02920 382431 and ask about the Flexible Essential Skills programme or to speak to Sian Williams.

Sian Williams – Flexible Essential Skills Programme facilitator

Sarah O’Connell Jones – North Wales Regional Manager with responsibility for the Flexible Essential Skills Programme Sarah.O'

Or visit the course profile and enrol online. Click here.


Language Skills

The ESOL course focuses on developing your language skills enabling you to access local services, participate in daily life in Britain and preparing you for employment or further education.
Contact us today on 03300 580845 and chat to Saffa or Alison to find out more!


ESOL Reach Courses

If you’d like to join any of our classes in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea or Wrexham, you need to complete an initial assessment at a REACH + Hub.

The REACH ReStart Integration project is funded by the Welsh Government and is there to serve everyone in Wales wanting to learn ESOL. (English for Speakers of Other Languages).

There are Hubs in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea and Wrexham
REACH+ centres provide one central point of contact for anyone wishing to access ESOL in these cities. We assess each person and refer to the right course and support as quickly and easily as possible.

Please contact a member of our team, who will be able to give you information on how to book an assessment at one of these Hubs:

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