Citizenship Courses

We offer three different citizenship based courses, listed below.

The Nationality Regulations – we meet them all

You must have attended your ESOL course at an accredited college in order for it to count for your citizenship tests. We are accredited by ASIC (Accreditation Service for International Colleges) and therefore this meets the UKBA requirements of “accredited college” as ASIC are recognised by the UKBA for these purposes;
Our ESOL qualification meet the UKBA requirement of being a “relevant ESOL qualification” which means that it must be an ESOL qualification in speaking and listening at Entry 1, Entry 2 or Entry 3 level approved by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual);
The approved awarding body whose qualification we offer is Cambridge ESOL and they are on the UKBA “approved awarding bodies” list.

ESOL with Citizenship

Before you can apply for naturalisation (citizenship) as a British Citizen you must take and pass an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course, with the additional Citizenship module, to demonstrate your knowledge of language and life in the UK. You must be able to show that you have a good knowledge of English and of life in the UK.

If your English skills are below ESOL Entry 3, and you are not currently in the UK as a skilled or highly skilled migrant, you must take this course and obtain a relevant qualification before you apply for settlement or citizenship.

We offer an ESOL course which can include the additional citizenship requirements. The course lasts a minimum of 5 days depending on the level of your ability with English, the initial assessment, and your individual learning needs. The training and test only covers speaking and listening (i.e. does not include training in reading and writing). We will also teach you the citizenship modules from the UKBA citizenship pack. Our teachers, all of whom hold a PGDE or PGCE, as well as considerable English language teaching experience, will assess your level at the outset and then make a learning plan for you. We will teach you until you progress to the next level as per Home Office requirements. Once you have progressed by at least one level, you are then required to obtain a relevant qualification in ESOL from an approved awarding body.

Before you can obtain this qualification you must attend a course as outlined above at an accredited college, which we are. Once you have attended the course with us, and progressed by at least one level, you will then need to obtain your qualification from the awarding body. Once this is obtained we will provide you with a letter confirming various details, and together with your qualification from the awarding body, you will have the evidence to show that you have met the Home Office requirements to support your application for naturalisation or settlement in the UK.

Once you have progressed on the ESOL Citizenship course we provide you do not have to do the Life in the UK Test and you can apply for settlement in the UK without needing to show again that you meet this requirement.

The Home Office and UK Border Agency require all ESOL students to complete the National Initial diagnostic assessment, which identifies a student’s level and any gaps in their knowledge, before they are allowed to take the course. From this information we create an individual learning plan for each student.

Life in the UK Test Exam Preparation

Being a British citizen doesn’t mean you have to lose your own identity. There will, however, be things about life in the UK that you should know about before you become a citizen. That’s why the Life in the UK Test has been introduced. Studying for and taking the test will give you the practical knowledge you need to live in this country and to take part in society.

If your English skills are at or above Entry Level 3 you must take and pass the Life in the UK Test to demonstrate your knowledge of life in the UK. We can prepare you for this test. The subjects we teach you will come from the latest edition of the Life in the UK test book “A Journey to Citizenship”. The course is suitable for those who want to take their Life in the UK Test, particularly those who can not do our ESOL Citizenship course because their language is above Entry 3 Level or those with Tier 1 and Tier 2 visas.

The test contains 24 questions on life in the United Kingdom and will last for 45 minutes. It’s based on chapters 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the handbook ‘Life in the United Kingdom: A Journey to Citizenship’, which you can buy from most large book stores. We will cover Chapters 2-6 to prepare you for the exam. The class will include group discussions and practice on computers. Timings and days are flexible.

Don’t worry if you don’t pass the test the first time that you try it; you can try again when you feel ready. There’s no limit to the number of times you can take the test, and if you do not pass with flying colours then we will give you the course fees back.

Requirements: You need to have the “A Journey To Citizenship” book and be able to read and understand English at a reasonable level.

English for speakers of other languages (ESOL A1,B1,B2,C1,C2)

We cater to:
English for spouse visa.
English for indefinite leave to stay in the UK.
English for British citizenship.
English for student visa.
English for extension of student visa.

You will be taught English at the center and the test will also be taken at the center. You will gain a nationally recognised certificate, which are accepted by the Home Office and Boarder agency and by UK Universities.

The Home Office and UK Border Agency require all ESOL students to complete the National Initial diagnostic assessment, which identifies a student’s level and any gaps in their knowledge, before they are allowed to take the course. From this information we create an individual learning plan for each student.

Fees at little as £60 for 10 sessions + examination and certificate fee.