Home » Return to Education » BTEI » English for Speakers of Other Languages BTEI
Raheny Campus

BTEI

English for Speakers of Other Languages BTEI

ENGLISH for SPEAKERS of OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL) – BTEI QQI Award (LEVEL 4 – 4M2010)

BTEI means Back to Education Initiative. BTEI gives unemployed adults the opportunity of returning to part time education, while retaining their benefits.

This is a one year part time BTEI course. The course has been designed to suit the needs of those wishing to improve their English language skills in order to gain employment or progress into further education and third level here in Ireland. It aims for students to become independent users of the language.  By the end of this course students will have reached an Intermediate level and be able to express themselves on a range of topics, both in writing and verbally.

The majority of the course is given over to study of English, whilst modules such as Career Planning and Communications give the student further opportunities to improve their English.

Course Content

English as a Second Language (ESOL), Communications, Career Planning, IT, Personal Effectiveness

Certification

QQI Level 4 Award plus optional entry to Cambridge Suite of examinations. 

Duration

1 year part time course (September 2018 to May 2019)
 

Entry Requirements

All BTEI applicants for this course must be at an intermediate level A2 to B2 CEFR*. The learner's level of English will be determined by written test and interview.

All BTEI applicants must be engaging or a dependent engaging with the Department of Social Protection.Those either in receipt of a Social Protection Payment, Signing for Credits, on a scheme such CE or TUS, OR have refugee status may apply.

Anyone who is interested in an ESOL course but are not eligible to participate on the BTEI ESOL course are invited to email esol@cdcfe.com indicating their expression of interest and contact details.

All expressions of interest will be given individual guidance by qualified tutors who are in a position to make recommendations as to alternative ESOL fee paying courses that will suit their learning needs.

Progression

Successful learners may progress into further education and third level here in Ireland.

Career Opportunities

This area of study will enhance student’s career opportunities.

How to Apply

Apply online here or email esol@cdcfe.com for more information

English for Speakers of Other Languages BTEI
Latest news
  • Jobs & Career Fair Jobs & Career Fair
    Calling Employers. Visit our Jobs & Career Fair on Wednesday May 9th. Read more...
  • Tour Guides Graduate in the Mansion House Tour Guides Graduate in the Mansion House
    Our Tour Guiding class graduated last week in the Mansion House. Read more...
  • Interior Design Work with Leading Irish Hotelier Interior Design Work with Leading Irish Hotelier
    Our final year interior design students had the opportunity to work on a design concept for the award winning boutique hotel No1. Pery Square, Limerick. Read more...
  • CDCFE Tutor wins Best Film at IFTA's CDCFE Tutor wins Best Film at IFTA's
    CDCFE tutor Frank Berry has won Best Film for 'Michael Inside' at this years IFTA's Read more...