We offer a range of courses for English for speakers of other languages to help people with their communication skills for work and to help them in their local communities.

You will need to come in for an assessment to find out how good your English is before you are put forward for a place on one of our courses. Due to the popularity of our ESOL courses, we operate a waiting list and will contact you as soon as a place becomes available.


The College offers part-time and full-time programmes at six levels from Beginners to Advanced. Part-time courses are for 5 hours a week during the day or evening. Daytime courses generally run between 9.30am and 3.30pm while evening courses are from 6.30pm to 9pm. Full-time courses are for 15 hours a week, sufficient for Tier 4 General Student Visa applications. Programmes are for 30 or 32 weeks and start in September. However, provided a place on a suitable course is available, learners may join at any time. Class sizes average 14.

Course Content

All English courses improve grammar, speaking, listening and reading and writing skills. The highly-trained and experienced staff use a wide range of learning materials and methods, including audio-visual and ICT. All learners have an initial assessment and interview with a member of staff to establish their level of English. To ensure maximum progress, this is followed by an on-course diagnostic assessment to determine more precisely the specific language skills needed by each learner. The class tutor and learner then agree an individual learning plan to record the learner’s progress.


Fees vary depending on your status in the UK, how many hours and which course you study. Please telephone (01733) 761361 for further details.

Further Information & Enrolment

Please contact the College reception on (01733) 761361 for more details or to arrange an interview and assessment.

Private & Business clients

Courses can be arranged and tailored for groups and individuals on demand. Please contact our Business Team on (01733) 761361 or email business@citycollegepeterborough.ac.uk