Course levels range from pre-entry to Level 2 and are suitable for adults who need to develop their English language skills. Some courses also include maths. You will study speaking and listening, reading, and writing as well as pronunciation, spelling and grammar. You will also learn how to apply your English in a range of contexts.
You will be assessed in English and maths and have an interview with a teacher to determine which level of course is right for you.
Unit breakdown, Progression & More...
At the end of each 18 week semester there are assessments in speaking & listening, reading and writing. The type of assessment varies according to the level of the course. Most courses include final exams in the summer term in English and maths.
Aims of the course
All courses aim to prepare students to progress in their chosen field by improving their language skills. This could be for further study, improving career prospects or seeking work.
Depending on the qualifications achieved during the year, students can progress to higher levels of English, into vocational and academic courses, work, or an apprenticeship.
Students learn in the classroom for most of the time and sessions include group work, pair work and individual study. Students will be able to access college facilities such as the Learning Centre and ICT equipment. Most courses include trips outside college to galleries and museums as part of the curriculum and other enrichment and equality and diversity activities.
Students may progress to further study in the college onto higher level English classes or into vocational areas or into work.