No examining body
Course Cost (per year):
The tuition fee is free if you are 16-18 years of age on August 31 of the calendar year in which you begin your studies.
If English is not your first language, this is an opportunity to improve your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
You will work towards qualifications appropriate to your level and progress.
We offer daytime classes at Entry 1, Entry 2 and Entry 3. Our Level 1/2 classes are in the evening.
We cannot offer English courses for absolute beginners but we will try to signpost students at this level to other providers.
The aims of the course are the improvement of all four language skills: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening at Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2 and to gain nationally recognised Skills for Life and Functional Skills qualifications. These qualifications can support residency and job applications.
We need to assess your level of English to know which class is appropriate for you. You should come to one of the following sessions for an interview and assessment.
Monday 20 August 11am – 3pm (11.00-15.00)
Tuesday 21 August 10am -3pm (10.00 – 15.00)
Wednesday 22 August 5pm -6pm (17.00 – 18.00)
Thursday 23 August 1pm –2pm (13.00- 14.00)
Wednesday 29 August 2pm –3pm and 5pm -6pm (14.00 – 15.00 and 17.00 - 18.00)
Saturday 1 September 9am – 12midday (9.00 – 12.00)
Tuesday 4 September 10am – 12midday and 4pm – 6.30pm (10.00 – 12.00 and 16.00 – 18.30)
Working hard in class and at home will help you to improve your English.
We start with a short Introduction to Citizenship course, followed by ESOL Speaking and Listening and then Functional Skills English.
Learning is through taught classes together with home-study and with some workshop activity.
You must pass assessments with your teacher in college to gain your certificates.
Your timetable will be arranged with the tutor at interview. You will be expected to attend twice a week for Entry level courses.
You will be expected to attend regularly and there is a minimum attendance requirement of 80%.
Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey. You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.
A high level of English will open up your career prospects. Most students progress through the Skills for Life levels and could then consider any other courses in FE or HE.