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English – Adult Learning (Part-time)


Course Overview

It is never too late to fill in any gaps left by your education. Our part-time English courses are a great opportunity to improve your reading, writing and speaking and listening skills in a friendly and supportive environment. All our courses are government funded up to L2 or GCSE grade 4.

We offer English courses at the following levels:
• Functional Skills Level 2
• Functional Skills Level 1
• Functional Skills Entry Level

Our courses are delivered in the mornings, afternoons and evenings.

GCSE English is 3 hours per week. You will study 19th Century fiction extract and imaginative writing as well as 20th and 21st Century non-fiction. You will also complete a spoken language endorsement presentation, which is assessed as an additional qualification. For GCSE English, we offer courses with a range of delivery modes such as face-to-face, remote (online) learning and blended learning which is a combination of face-to-face and remote.

Functional Skills English courses are for 2.5 hours per week and will cover reading skills, writing skills, spelling and punctuation. Teaching will be delivered in the context of skills needed for everyday life and the workplace such as letter writing and form filling.

We also have a fast-track Functional Skills Level 1 and Level 2 course for those already confident with their English skills, and want to gain a qualification at a quicker pace for the needs of a higher level course or apprenticeship. These courses are 5 hours per week (2.5 hours x 2 days).

So whether you want to study English to help develop you skills for progressing in your career or to help your children, we may have a course for you.

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Course information

Our courses run for up to 35 weeks over the college year.

You will work towards achieving a formal qualification. Your teacher will discuss how you be assessed.

Learners are encouraged to build their skills and knowledge so that they can get a job, promotion or access higher level courses.

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