Newcastle City Learning Citywide

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)



We are a city wide service provider that delivers English language learning opportunities to adults for whom English is not the language spoken at home.

Learners must be intending to settle in the UK and may include:

  • those who have lived in the UK for over three years
  • those with indefinite leave to remain
  • asylum seekers and refugees
  • members of the EEC Economic area

Types of courses

We teach all four skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. All our teachers are fully qualified and we offer qualifications from Entry 1 to Level 2. We focus on language and skills required for everyday life, work and citizenship.

Office opening hours

Term time: Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 8pm, Friday 8.30am to 4pm

School holidays: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4pm

How to enrol

Intending learners should contact the service to make an appointment. In the course of the initial interview, the learner's language needs are assessed and suitable classes allocated.

Contact details

ESOL Service
Westgate College
West Road

Phone: 0191 277 3520
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Find a course today!

New brochure out now!

Christmas 18 coverOur new brochure for Jan-Mar 2018 is out now. Download it here (pdf, 6.06MB) and enrol now!

Get your Learner Handbook now

75Our new Learner Handbook has arrived! Packed with useful information and details of the support that is available, we hope it will help you make the most of your learning experience with us in the new academic year 2017 - 18. Copies are available at our receptions, and will be given out at enrolment and you can download it here too (pdf, 5.07MB)

Advanced Learner Loans

learner HE

There have been changes to how education courses are funded for learners over 19 years old. Level 3 and above courses will no longer be funded by the Government (unless you are aged 19-23 years old and it is your first full Level 3 qualification) but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees.

If this loan is to fund an Access to HE Diploma leading to a completed degree, your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off so you don't have to pay it back.

It doesn't matter about your household income or even credit checks to qualify for a loan, and you don't have to pay anything back until you are earning over £21,000 a year.

Loans are available for people living in the UK on the first day of their course and have lived in this country, the Channel Islands of the Isle of Man for three years immediately before this.

Talk to our centre reception staff to get more details and your course offer letter which will have the information you will need to complete your loan application.

Find out more about Advanced Learner Loans.

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