Welcome to the BEGIN website
(for Basic Educational Guidance in Nottinghamshire).
BEGIN IS WORKING ON THIS SITE.
If you have any problems, please phone the team.
BEGIN offers free, impartial advice for adults aged 16+ years about:
ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
Functionals Skills English & Maths
Area served: Nottingham City, Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe Boroughs of Nottinghamshire.
BEGIN is currently funded by Nottingham College, Nottingham City Council, East Midlands Councils and BELONG.
Please contact us for ESOL, Maths or English enquiries:
Fill in an Enquiry Form on the Learners page of this site:
Your enquiry is very important,
but we are getting a lot of enquiries.
We will contact you as soon as possible,
but this can take several months.
Getting on an ESOL Course
Getting on a Functional Skills English & Maths Course
BEGIN home/office work
Staff work from home and at the office in Nottingham College Adams Building.
The office staffed from Mondays to Thursdays
16-18 years FULL Time ESOL courses at Nottingham College - see Powerpoint below for more information
Good news for Hong Kong BNO status holders - see Hong Kong BNO ESOL poster below. East Midlands Councils have funding for new ESOL courses and are planning courses soon! Contact BEGIN now if you want ESOL. Please: phone or email any of the BEGIN advisers above, or fill in an ESOL enquiry form on the Learners page. Also - visit https://hkbno.emcouncils.gov.uk/ - for free English Language resources, information about housing, immigration, employment and training, partner organisations offering social events and/or training, community support and much more! Their latest news is also regularly posted on Facebook - log on here.
All learners - if you have internet access – try English online! Our ‘LATEST Useful Website’ sheet is in the Other Help section on this website – here & also attached below.
UK SETTLEMENT for EU Citizens or their non-EU family members - see information below & contact Diana Bagci: 07834 264950 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Other help for migrant people - please keep checking the Other Help & Useful Websites sections on this website.
For example - https://migrantinfohub.org.uk/ offers advice about COVID-19 in 16 languages.