ESOL: QQI Level 4 | 4N1180


Applications now open for September 2024!

Balbriggan– Click HERE to apply to Balbriggan via

Swords– Click HERE to apply to Swords via

You can also apply in person in any of our centres or contact:

Balbriggan ESOL Co-ordinator Hanna McManus Email:

Phone: 01 802 0360 / 01 841 7763

Swords ESOL Co-ordinator Catherine McIlduff Email:

Phone: 01 840 8946

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 learners with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to communicate at a lower intermediate level in English.


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

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a good command of conversational and written English. They are assessed prior to placement on this course. Suitable candidates should be able to express themselves in familiar situations and be able to deal in a general way with non-routine information.


QQI Level 4 in English for Speakers of Other Languages, 4N1180.


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.