ESOL Citizenship Course - Are You Aware of the New Changes of Studying at an Accredited College?
By Jerone Davis
There have been significant changes made by the Home office to the provision of the ESOL course with a citizenship context as from 7 April 2010.
Before I indulge into the main requirements and who this course applies to, you may ask what is ESOL? ESOL is short for English for Speakers of Other Languages. In 2007 the UK government introduced a new requirement for anyone applying for indefinite leave to remain in the UK or applying for naturalization as a British citizen, that knowledge of life in the UK and sufficient knowledge of the english language was a necessary requirement.
Currently there are two ways that this can be done:
Firstly if ones command of English is of a sufficient level ie above entry level 3 you may study for the life in the UK test. You may see whether your standard of English is sufficient to understand the tutorials on the life in the UK website lifeintheuktest.gov.uk otherwise, secondly you will need to take and pass a course in ESOL which contains Citizenship materials if your English is below entry level 3.
In the latter the Home office has introduced new changes as from 7 April 2010. In order to satisfy the new Home office requirements you will need to obtain an ESOL qualification studied within a citizenship context at an accredited college through an approved awarding body. You can pick up more guidelines on this on the UK Border Agency website: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk
This new measure by the Home office was introduced following misuse by some bogus centres charging students in some cases extortionate amounts in fees and providing them with a printed certificate from no approved awarding body. Unfortunately many students have suffered as a result of these bogus institutions set up right across the UK.
It is very important that anyone wishing to study on an ESOL citizenship course that they do so at the right institution which has been approved by the appropriate awarding body and has accredited college status.
I can recommend several institutions which are Home office approved and offer high quality education and provide students with additional support and guidance in their studies.
Feel free to visit http://www.exluk.com for more information in this area or contact Extra Learning UK Ltd on: 0121 565 2475
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