Adult English classes: levels with longest waiting lists in the UK in 2014

This statistic shows the proportion of adult learning centres offering English as a foreign language that had large waiting lists for their classes in March 2014, by the level of course. The highest demand for classes was for beginner classes, with 60.1 percent of centres having waiting lists, followed by the next stage up, Entry 1, and then the stage after that Entry 2. This could be because as people become more confident in their English, they may be less likely to attend classes. Level 2, the highest ESOL level, had the smallest number of centres with waiting lists.

Which English for Speakers of other languages (ESOL) courses have large waiting lists?*

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Release date

May 2014

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

March 20 to 28, 2014

Number of respondents

173 respondents

Special properties

colleges/centres offering ESOL classes with waiting lists

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

*Original survey question was "Which course/class has the largest waiting list?" but was altered to avoid confusion as respondents selected multiple answers.

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