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ESOL Assessment and Enrolment

You must be at least 16 years old to study ESOL/ELT at Belfast Metropolitan College. All new students must be assessed before the start of the course. You will do a test to check your level of English and our ESOL/ ELT staff will advise you on the best course for you.

For ESOL Assessment and Enrolment information translated, please click here

For our ESOL Assessment and Enrolment guide in other languages, please see below:

Online Assessment

All our assessments will be online this academic year. Booking name must be the same as appearing on official documentation. Email address provided on Eventbrite must also be the email address of the applicant who will be taking the assessment. Assessment details will be sent out to applicants via the email address they provide when booking their assessment. Please click here to book.

Please be aware that assessment bookings are limited. If you have any questions / difficulties / issues please email ESOL[AT]Belfastmet[DOT]ac[DOT]uk[DOT]

Courses are planned to be delivered face to face. However, due to Covid-19 and Public Health Authority advice, they may have to be moved to blended or online delivery.

Once you have booked your Eventbrite appointment, we will be in touch about doing your assessment online before your appointment date. Assessment must be completed before booked enrolment date. Students must be available for the full day on their appointment date. If you are not available, you will not be able to get enrolled.


Please note that if you enrol on an ESOL course:

  • You are expected to attend all the classes.
  • If you do not attend classes you may not be allowed to complete your course.
  • If you cannot attend one class you must inform your teacher in advance
  • You are expected to sit the examination at the end of the course.

If you are applying as an international (Visa) student, please visit our International section.

Please click here for our 20/21 Enrolment form. It would be helpful if the personal details section on the Enrolment form were filled in before the assessment.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, please view our Covid-19 - Learner Health Statement and Covid-19 - Interim Guide for Learners.