Welcome to the BEGIN website
(for Basic Educational Guidance in Nottinghamshire).


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 funded by Nottingham College and Nottingham City Council.

Please feel free to contact us for ESOL, Maths or English enquiries, or for any other enquiries:

Phone or email:

  • Jennifer 07903 827780


  • Angella 07507 113795


  • Zineb 07580 527225


  • Dominique 07970 373420


  • Fiona 07912 070404


  • Office 0115 978 0942

(not fully staffed)

Fill in an Enquiry Form on the Learners page of this site:

Getting on an ESOL Course

Getting on a Functional Skills English & Maths Course

Coronavirus - COVID-19
We hope all BEGIN service users are keeping safe & well. BEGIN are working mainly at home.

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.

16-18 years FULL Time ESOL video - watch it here & see Powerpoint below: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/62c4e160-1d4a-4a48-85c1-3e1fd4de5c39

UK SETTLEMENT for EU Citizens or their non-EU family members - see information below & contact Diana Bagci: 07834 264950 / eussnottslc@gmail.com

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.