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All 6 Further Education Colleges in Northern Ireland deliver accredited ESOL courses.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses provided by Further Education colleges in Northern Ireland are free for refugees, asylum seekers and other specific categories of displaced migrants.

Please see link below for the College in your area:

Belfast Met - ESOL Assessment and Enrolment (belfastmet.ac.uk)

South Eastern Regional College (SERC) - ESOL - SERC

Southern Regional College (SRC) - Courses | Southern Regional College (src.ac.uk)

South West College (SWC) - ESOL | South West College (swc.ac.uk)

Northern Regional College (NRC) - Search Results | NRC Northern Regional College

North West Regional College (NWRC) - English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) | North West Regional College (nwrc.ac.uk)

Community providers and private schools also offer ESOL classes across Northern Ireland and, via this website, you will be able to search for additional English language provision available in your area. Most free classes delivered within the community setting, are only available to adults (over the age of 18).

Further Education ESOL provision delivered by colleges can cater for anyone over the age of 16 (subject to availability of spaces).

Searching for English language training providers and courses on the ESOL NI website:

On this same page, you will find the searching box and different options.

We recommend you start your search by selecting a ‘City/Town’ and scroll down the options available. Select the location closer to where you live.

To achieve the wider range of results possible per location, you should then click directly onto the blue button called ‘Search Providers’.

DO NOT TRY 'Searching Courses' as some providers listed here don't update their course details regularly and results may not appear.

If you wish to translate the website into another language you will find this feature below the ESOL NI logo and just above the searching fields, to the right of the screen.

In addition, you can follow the ESOL NI social network pages where you will find regular updates about English language training opportunities and news in Northern Ireland:

ESOL NI | Belfast | Facebook

ESOL NI (@esol_ni) / Twitter

Contact Us

    If you wish to enquire about anything, please feel free to contact us at:
  • Ligia Parizzi
  • LParizzi@belfastmet.ac.uk
  • 10 Girdwood Avenue
  • Belfast
  • BT14 6EG