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News: Students gain confidence and business skills in course

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Our ESOL (English for Speakers Of Other Languages) students have been learning valuable business skills as part of our Marketing for Business Course. 

The course has enabled our learners to find out more about how to take their business ideas to the next level as well as gain the confidence and skills they need to grow their businesses.

Most of our course participants began studying with us on English courses and were able to develop their language skills to progress onto our marketing course (just one of the great progression options we can offer our learners).

From cake making and handmade jewellery to textiles and online marketing, our learners all come from a variety of backgrounds and have a range of business ideas and were taught how to research pricing, target audiences and marketing techniques.

Fareda Osman

The classes have helped me with so many things. From pricing and target audiences our tutor helped us think about so many different areas. She’s amazing, any time we have questions, she is always there to help us. 

 — Fareda Osman, course participant.

Learners found the course challenging but have worked really hard. They all work together very well and through their increased confidence have all been able to progress, which is fantastic to see. 

There were lots of opportunities for students to work together and take their business ideas further. We covered lots of different elements of marketing, from research and pricing to making business decisions. It’s been a fantastic learning opportunity for them. 

 — Novelette Williams, Course Leader

ESOL courses

If you are aged 16 – 18 and English is not your first language, an ESOL course could really help you improve your English Language skills. People often choose an ESOL course first and then go on to study on one of our other courses or an apprenticeship. 

If you are a bit nervous about starting a course, you don’t need to worry – friendly staff are there to help you learn English and make new friends.

Once you successfully complete your course, you could move up through the levels of ESOL until you have the right skills to start a full-time or part-time course or an apprenticeship, where you can earn a wage while you learn. We offer many of these options here at Nottingham College.

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  • 12th June 2023 (2:11 PM)
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