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Online LIVE Apprenticeships Q&A

Our Live Apprenticeship Q&A and Information Event on Tuesday 9 February at 7pm is perfect for anyone who is interested in starting an Apprenticeship, parents looking to support their child, or a careers advisor who is looking to update their knowledge on Apprenticeships. Please register by clicking below to fill in the form. 

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Choosing what to study can be challenging. Speak to one of our advisors to find out what your options are.

Advice & Help Centre

This study programme is designed for 16-18 year olds only (age 19-24 for students with an Education, Health and Care Plan).

Please visit our Adult Education, Degrees and Employer section for alternative courses.

About the course

This course is so much more than focussing on accuracy and fluency in English and achieving qualifications to enable you to progress into further education or employment. You will also have fun and find yourself with a positive future.


Why choose this course at West Suffolk College?


  • Full-time course - 3 days a week

  • Gain ESOL qualifications, Functional Skills Maths & ICT

  • Full Enrichment Programme including history, the Arts, environmental studies, sports activities and employability skills. Activities that interest you!

  • Collaborations with vocational courses and Princes Trust Team

  • Excellent record of progression

  • Highly experienced and qualified ESOL tutors

  • Support & guidance throughout your studies


Our enthusiastic and inspiring tutors will teach you the skills and self-assurance to live and work in modern Britain in the dynamic environment of the West Suffolk College campus. With a unique 'learning by doing' interactive learning experience, lessons are fun and challenging to motivate you and progress quickly.


The course is designed for all non-native speakers of English including Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC) and tailored to be inclusive of all cultures and backgrounds.


What our past students say!


  • 'I loved my classmates, I met lots of new people from different nationalities all in one place. After EAL I joined the carpentry course at the Milburn Centre and I love it, I couldn't be here without EAL! I'm not planning to go to university, I am happy with carpentering.' DH


  • 'I think the course is really perfect, I want to continue studying at the WSC. I plan to learn beauty. I liked the atmosphere during the lessons and the way the lessons were conducted, I met lots of new people and my English was better! KS


  • 'I studied English, I went on trips, special activities and I began learning how to have long conversations and met new people.  After EAL Study Programme, I began studying music. If I'm able, I'm planning to go to the University. J-M L-V

Entry requirements

Only that English is not your first language. You can start at any time through the academic year.


You do not need any qualifications to start this course

Where will the course take me?

We will help you to plan your next move. At the end of this course, with the necessary English skills and other expertise, you will have the opportunity to study other exciting courses at West Suffolk College, or move to an apprenticeship or employment.

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and tell us you want to join!

Days & times

Please contact us for dates and further information
Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00

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