ESOL: QQI Level 3 | 3N0870



To Apply:

Balbriggan– Click HERE to apply to Balbriggan via

Swords– Click HERE to apply to Swords-via

Please note: All applicants are assessed and placed on a course suitable for their learning needs. Applications to ESOL courses are through one course on . Apply to the relevant location and you will be placed appropriate to your needs.

Course Information

The aim of this course is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to communicate at an introductory level in English.


This is the first level of accredited English language courses. The course is at a higher elementary (post-beginner) level. This course is a single module and not a full award. It gives students an opportunity to progress towards ESOL QQI levels 4 and 5. Afterwards, students may access other programmes offered by Adult Education Services.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a fair command of conversational and written English. They are assessed prior to placement on this course. Suitable candidates should demonstrate an ability to deal with straightforward information in English.


QQI Level 3 in English for Speakers of Other Languages, 3N0870.


This course will be:
Part Time – morning, afternoon or evening


This course is funded under BTEI funding. In order to
be eligible for free classes, applicants must be:

  • An Early School leaver, and/or
  • In receipt of a Social Welfare Payment, and/or
  • A holder of a GP or Medical Card
  • Signing for Credits


This course takes place in Balbriggan and Swords.