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.