ESB Awards in Oil and Gas

Improve your English Language Skills and communicate more effectively

esbEnglish Language Course with Oil & Gas

Dolphin Languages recognises that Oil & Gas Sector is increasingly an international environment where English language skills are vital at all levels within an organisation whether it be Executive, Engineering staff or Administration. Sector professionals need to be able to communicate in day-to-day activities on a wide range of topics from technical concepts and specialised data presentation to general discussion of upstream and downstream operations. Functional skills such as problem solving in teams or general negotiation are essential. This programme is des igned to meet the particular needs of sector professionals whilst having the flexibility to allow tailoring to specific interest groups whether Senior Executives, Managers or Maintenance Engineering staff. Lessons are delivered by an instructor whose experience incorporates both oil & gas sector expertise, and exam preparation experience. Dolphin Languages courses ensure that tailored programmes, instructed by qualified trainers, provide optimum preparation for sector professionals.

Our English for Oil and Gas course will help professionals working in the oil and gas industries to communicate more accurately, fluently and confidently in a range of professional situations.  On the course you will practise the specialised language learned in role-plays and scenarios that are relevant to your working life.

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About the Award

ESB has a broad range of qualifications for adults over 16, with assessment tasks exploring a spectrum of skills. These Adult syllabuses are suitable for learners in many different educational and work place environments: schools, colleges, Higher Education, prisons or on-site at employers’ premises.

All Adult syllabuses use a common core:

  • a presentation – focused on knowledge and skills in differing contexts based on the candidate’s own experience, vocational context or personal interests
  • interactive questions and discussion
  • other tasks, depending on syllabus and level, may include workplace interpretation, telephone or interviewing skills, current affairs, debate, social interaction, etc.

Each syllabus series is designed to demonstrate and encourage progression. The skills required at each stage show increasing demands of thought, shaping, language and technique appropriate to both the context and level. Key Skill Communication and the wider key skills are signposted for all relevant programmes.

Guided learning hours are flexible to allow for entries throughout the year, individual rate of progress and context. The syllabuses can be the focus for a short course or to complement / assist delivery over 1-3 terms e.g. supporting Vocational qualifications, other Skills or English in the National Curriculum, according to level and application. Additionally they can be used alongside appropriate Business or Management courses delivered within Colleges/University or through private training providers.


Age: – 18+ Levels: – Pre-Intermediate – Advanced Duration: 1-8 weeks Class size: 4-6 Nationalities: Mixed What’s included? Course material, rail/bus ticket, complimentary tea/coffee, airport transfer, host family accommodation (other accommodation available) and course certificate


Students will be presented with all of the business drivers in the areas of technology, from exploration, appraisal through production and decommissioning. Environmental, human and cultural impact of the oil industry is presented, and safety engineering issues, using a series of case studies, are included. Students will be expected to research beyond each of these areas and produce papers reviewing aspects of technology and how it impacts on the business. The course will also include entrepreneurship, negotiating and presentation skills, petroleum law and contracts, petroleum economics and accountancy. Highly trained individuals with an international experience unparalleled in any other research centre teach these areas. The emphasis will be on practical application of studies, lateral thinking and management techniques. The course includes broader issues of security and conflict, by addressing and assessing risk in operating in the Middle East.

Assessment will comprise many practical exercises, where students can access information from a wide array of sources. Many of the courses include ‘games’ , which require team and negotiating skills, as well as a knowledge of technology and economics, which draw the various courses together.


The Luxury Social Programme Monday We can appreciate the first day can be tiring so after your first English lesson you will enjoy a relaxing orientation walk round Brighton. Our guide will show you the places you will most interact with and will offer useful information about the local bus & train stations, as well as the major attractions in Brighton. We offer a classic and Luxury social programme. Please see below for examples of activities. The Luxury Social Programme *Please note that the following is a guide and the student will experience a selection of the activities Dolphin Languages is prepared to answer the high standards of any client interested in experiencing ‘la crème de la crème’ of Brighton by offering an exquisite social programme in the finest surroundings of South East of England. Activities take place from Tuesday to Saturday.

•             The best shows and plays in London – enjoy a live performance from a wide selection which covers many areas of interest: the Coliseum Theatre, Her Majesty’s Theatre or Piccadilly Theatre, Live Musicals, or Premiership Football Matches.

•             An organic British 3 Course Dinner – because we understand  value a healthy diet we can arrange a special meal where you will enjoy the highest quality of food in one of the prestigious restaurants in Brighton.

•             Afternoon Tea at the Grand Hotel   – the Grand Hotel is one of the UK’s most magnificent Victorian hotels. Situated on the seafront, it dominates the shoreline and enjoys a stunning outlook.


•             Learn to fly (Supplement of £150) – for the high-spirited we are prepared to offer extreme activities to meet your adrenaline dose (bungee jumping, skydiving, aerobatic flights).

•             Water sports  (optional) – we can arrange for you the most exclusive experiences, such as: trip in a private yacht, kayak, wakeboarding or surfing.

•             Seafood Restaurant Night  – Brighton offers a range variety of venues where you will be delighted by the seafood cuisine, prepared by the most gifted sous-chefs in the area.

•             Day trip to the finest surroundings of South East England -Bath/Cheltenham/Canterbury. These locations retain a stunning architecture, and iconic attractions, with immense cultural and artistic heritage. You will be mesmerized by their award-winning gardens, impressive range of stylish shops and restaurants, and their festivals of horse racing, music and literature.

•             Tour round Harvey’s of Lewes/Lewes Castle  – Harvey’s Brewery in Lewes is the oldest brewery in Sussex, dating back to 1790. Its rich heritage is passionately carried through to the present day.  Various events take place at the Lewes Castle, including two plays annually, children’s parties and weddings. The Classic Social Programme Activities takes place from Tuesday- Saturday We explore more of what Brighton has to offer, in order to soak up the city’s architecture and history. You will visit unique landmarks with an immense cultural and artistic heritage, such as:

•             The Royal Pavilion, which is home to some of the finest collections and examples of the style chinoiserie in Britain.

•             The Sea Life Centre is the oldest aquarium in the world but has modern attractions like a 1 million litre underwater sea tunnel, the UK’s first glass bottom boat and a jungle tour through Amazonian rainforest waters.

•             The Brighton Pier is your theme park on the sea, the third most visited tourist attraction in the UK.


•             Preston Manor is a charming historic house on the outskirts of Brighton, decorated and furnished in the Edwardian style.

•             The Brighton Dome is part of the historic Pavilion Estate and hosts a packed, year round programme of live music, dance, theatre, comedy and family events.


•             The Old Police Cells Museum offers visitors a unique insight into the history of Sussex Police. Recognised for its natural beauty the South Downs have also recently been awarded National Park status



Dolphin Languages will encourage all applicants to take part in our ‘Green Activities’, which includes a trip in the Brighton countryside – walk up to Devil’s Dyke, cycle into Kipling’s Rottingdean, home of some of the most stunning gardens in Brighton, or join a woodland trail. These areas allow you to escape to a scenic, tranquil world of down lands, footpaths, bridleways and byways.

We agree with the old Latin saying ‘Mens sana in corpore sano’ (a sound mind in a healthy body) and we offer a range of activities to combine pleasure with sport, such as:

•             Mini Golf

•             Tenpin Bowling- A supervised session at the local bowling alley.

•             A seafront walk or walk in the beautiful countryside surroundings of Seven Sisters Alternatively we can organise a programme to meet your or your businesses specific needs. Please contact us for more details.


Duration Standard 1 on 1
1 Week 599 1999
2 Weeks 999 2999
3 Weeks 1499 3999
4 Weeks 1999 4999
5 Weeks 5999
6 Weeks 6999
7 Weeks 7999
8 Weeks 8999

**All prices are shown in GBP


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