This course is suitable for adults who are looking for work or want to improve their career prospects in the field of health and social care or childcare but still need to develop their English language, mathematics and information technology skills. As a student on the programme you will study listening, pronunciation, reading, speaking, spelling and writing skills and learn to apply your English in a range of contexts, including care settings, maths and information technology situations. The course also includes subjects like job searching, CV writing and interview preparation, and provides you with opportunities to participate in educational trips and listen to visiting speakers.
You will sit a short test on English and mathematics, 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 course also includes final exams in the summer term in English and maths. You will also be assessed in writing on your knowledge of health and social care and childcare vocabulary and best practice.
Aims of the course
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 in health and social care or childcare settings.
Depending on the qualifications achieved during the year, you can progress to higher levels of English and mathematics, into vocational 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.