English courses for refugees from Ukraine are being offered for free by Wirral Met College.

The free English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses are available to all Ukrainian adults and their family members supported through the UK government’s ‘Ukraine Family Scheme’ and the ‘Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme’.

The College’s ESOL programme helps adults improve all aspects of their language skills. Wirral Met’s experienced staff support students to improve their reading, writing and listening and gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Students on an ESOL programme also learn how to access travel, housing, healthcare and job market information, alongside tours and visits all over the Liverpool City Region.

In March, the College led a donation drive for much needed essentials for Ukraine. The ESOL department and Students’ Union led the campaign to collect items such as nappies, sanitary towels, first aid kits, hairbrushes, sleeping bags, clothing, toys, toothbrushes and more. The donations were dropped off in Poland, to help refugees and displaced families.

Sue Higginson, Principal of Wirral Met College, said: “Wirral Met College has a thriving ESOL department, which welcomes adults from all walks of life. Students on our ESOL programme improve their speaking, reading, writing and listening but also develop important skills to help them settle into life in the UK.

“We are proud to support Ukraine during this difficult time and play a small part in helping Ukrainian refugees in our local community.”

Anyone interested can apply online at or call 0151 551 7777 for more information. Please note, the ESOL course is on-campus and cannot be delivered online or via distance learning. 

How do I apply?

ESOL programmes run throughout the year and you can apply at any time. Anyone interested in an ESOL course can complete a short application form online, or request a paper application form from one of our campuses.  For advice and guidance, please call 0151 551 7777.

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