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English Language Courses and Information (I would like to learn English)


Bath College has a wide range of courses for adult learners (19yrs+) who would like to study English as a second language. Courses run at different levels throughout the year in classes of no more than 12 students.

The courses are usually free of charge for people who are not working and in receipt of benefits, or for those who are working but earn less than £18,525 per year. The funding is slightly different for people who do not live in BaNES, Bristol or South Gloucestershire. Advice is available from the Student Advice Centre: please email


Before you can join any of our classes, you will have an assessment so that you can be placed in the best class for your level of EnglishFor your assessment, you must bring:

•         Passport or ID

•         Visa, if necessary

•         Evidence of Settled Status (EU students only)

•         Pay slips or evidence of income

•         If you claim benefits, we do not need to see paperwork, but please do tell us.


ESOL College Certificate (RARPA) Part-time English courses run for 4 hours per week (two 2-hour classes). You will develop your skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. There will be emphasis on communicative skills, but you will also work on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. 

ESOL Qualification courses. There are classes at different levels based on Common European Framework –CEF. 10 week courses at 5 levels: E1, E2, E3, L1 & L2. End-of-course exam with a qualification in reading, writing or speaking & listening View CEF Levels Table

CELTA Free Evening Classes delivered by trainee teachers. There are free general English classes every Wednesday night during College term time delivered by our trainee teachers supported by our qualified staff. The classes start at 6pm and finish at 8pm.

Higher Level courses. Cambridge Exams: C2 Proficiency, C1 Advanced, B2 First Cambridge exams and  IELTS Exam preparation courses. There is a fee for these courses and they run in response to demand or in partnership with local employers or organisations.

To ask about our courses or to book in your initial assessment, please email your name, email, phone number and request to


English Language Teaching Courses and Information (I would like to teach English)


Have you ever thought of teaching English abroad or to those who have English as a second language in the UK? CELTA is one of the qualifications which opens the door to an exciting and rewarding career.


The Cambridge English CELTA course is an introduction to teaching which will provide you with the skills and knowledge to teach English to Speakers of Other Languages. The CELTA is widely recognised and is a level 5 qualification on the QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework). It is not necessary to have any previous teaching experience. You need to be over 20 years old, have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education and an English level of C2 on the CFR. If you do not have formal educational qualifications at the level indicated above or are aged between 18 and 20, we may still accept you if you can demonstrate that you would be likely to complete the course successfully. 


Please Note: You will need to successfully complete a language awareness task and an interview to be accepted on the course.


CELTA Taster Session.

If you think you might be interested in taking the CELTA course, why not try our Taster session to see if this is the right course for you? Participants who then sign up to the full CELTA at Bath College will get the fee credited against the cost of the full qualification.


CELTA Grammar Introduction

This course is for those intending to do the CELTA course. It aims to give an awareness of basic grammatical terminology and focuses on the tenses you will need to be familiar with when teaching English as a second language. 



View CELTA Courses



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