Adult Learning Courses at The Berin Centre
Other Course Providers
- SOHA’s training & support is availiable for all (not just for tenants)
English as a Second Language
- ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) - These classes are for those with little or no skills in English who are looking for work where a professional level of English is not required. All the courses below are accredited and have a tuition fee, except the Workers Educational Association (WEA) who offer a 'Taster’ and a non-accredited ‘First Steps’ introductory course at no charge.
- If you need to prove your English skills you can take the IELTS test (a course alone is often insufficient), IELTS is the only test recognised if you're applying for a visa or residence in the UK, and is widely accepted elsewhere. For professional practice, English should be equivalent to that of a native speaker, or IELTS level 7.