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English

Level: 1, 2, E
Subject area: English & Maths
Awarding body: AQA, City & Guilds
Qualification: Certificate, GCSE
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime, Evening
Duration: Six months to one year
When you'll study: Various days and times

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About the course

Do you need help to develop your skills and confidence in English? Do you shy away from helping your kids with their homework? Or perhaps you need to gain qualifications to progress with your career?

Our English courses could be your stepping-stone to moving into further education or getting out into the world of work. Whether you want to improve your existing skills or you’re starting from scratch, we have a range of courses for different levels and abilities.

We know that English can be challenging, but our lecturers will give you the support and confidence you need to get the grade you want. Some courses are free, you don’t need any qualifications to get started, and you’ll get a personal learning plan that will set your goals and chart your progress. What’s more, if you don’t already have a grade C or above, then you don’t have to pay anything for your course.

What you'll learn

Ever worry that you’re just not getting your point across? Our English courses are designed to help you brush up on your English skills and to communicate effectively in the workplace and in general. You will have the opportunity to improve your speaking and listening skills, as well as reading, writing, spelling and grammar. You will complete various tasks, including: reading comprehension, directed writing and creative writing compositions.

What you’ll learn very much depends on the level of course your study. You may study Functional Skills or a GCSE, but our team will be able to make sure you’re on the correct pathway for you.

Entry requirements

After you apply, you’ll be invited to attend a quick and simple assessment session to determine the best level of study for you. Our team will be able to recommend the right course for you based on your current ability and existing qualifications. There are no specific entry requirements for our English courses.

Assessments/Exams

How you are assessed will depend on the level of your course, but your lecturer will be able to explain these to you before your start and help you prepare while you study.

What's next?

Once you’ve completed your English course, your lecturer will be more than happy to recommend further study options if you wish to continue in education.

Important information

Our English courses run in February and September each year. Unless you already have a GCSE in English at grade C or above, this course will be free! If you would like to apply, please register online and a member of our team will be in touch to determine your level of study and arrange for you to come into the College for an initial assessment to discuss the best course for you. To find out more about what happens at these events, please see our English and maths FAQs section.

Unless you already have a GCSE in English at grade C or above, this course will be free. If you would like to apply, please register online and a member of our team will be in touch to determine your level of study and arrange for you to come into the College for an initial assessment to discuss the best course for you.