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Adult Learning

At EMBS Adult Learning, we run English, Maths, IT & CPD courses for adults. We have courses for native speakers and for students who have English as a second language. Our classes run in the daytime, evenings and on Saturdays for every level – from complete beginner to level 2. You will work towards Functional Skills qualifications which support progression into employment and future education.

Our classes are small and our students really enjoy the friendly, caring community of EMBS. We are committed to helping you move forward in your education as you develop your skills and confidence. We have a great team of teachers and we take pride in the fact our staff and students come from diverse cultures and nationalities.

Beyond the classroom, you will enjoy trips to explore Oxford and the local community, visits from outside speakers and celebrations sharing food from all over the world. We work closely with the careers service to provide support into employment and future education.

We accept students all year around. The enrolment process involves a short induction and an initial assessment on arrival. This helps us to get to know you and identify the right course for you. Do visit our friendly reception to find out more or to enrol for a course.

Many of our courses are free and you can enroll at any time.

When you come to the college, please bring along proof of ID and your national insurance number. Also bring any proof of any benefits, such as JSA or ESA, if relevant to you. If you entered the UK to join a spouse or relative, you will also need to bring your spouse’s / relative’s passport.

Testimonials

«...I not only consider EMBS a college - I also see it as my family.... »

«I arrived in this country four months ago, without any confidence in my English and really scared to be an independent person at sixteen. I didn't know what my next steps were since the education in my country is really different. One day, my aunt bought me to EMBS. At the beginning I was really insecure as I didn't even know how to use the bus and get there, it made me feel like a child surrounded by grown up people that didn’t understand me at all. Ever since I started to study here, everything negative that I used to feel has changed completely. I’ve got to meet amazing people like Jo and Jane, who took care of me and were concerned about my future. I’ve also got to make amazing friends like Aisha and Abner that always make me laugh and feel positive about life. Of course, this is not the only thing that the EMBS has given me: they also are deeply involved in my education and they help me in any way possible to achieve my purpose, which is go to university and study human rights. If I am being honest, I not only consider EMBS a college - I also see it as my family. »

~Daniella

«...I really enjoyed my time at EMBS, meeting so many different people and making lots of fun and happy memories.... »

«Before I came to EMBS I was very shy and often felt very awkward to start conversations with people around me, I never spoke unless I was spoken to but after a few months of being here I gained confidence and was able to communicate with other people comfortably, made good friends and feel like I knew myself. I really enjoyed my time at EMBS, meeting so many different people and making lots of fun and happy memories.»

~Aakifah

«...The staff are really nice and friendly.... »

«Before I came to EMBS I was very shy and not confident, I used to be very afraid to speak English outside of college. But after several months, EMBS helped me to gain more confidence and especially improve my spoken and written English. The staff are really nice and friendly.»

~Daniel