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.
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.
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.
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.
The provisional dates of the GCSE English exams are Tuesday 4 June 2019 (9.30am) and Friday 7 June 2019 (9.30am).
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.
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.
Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.