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Basic English


English and Maths

Study Mode

Part time

Start Date



6 weeks



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Course Overview

Enhanced communication skills in English can result to not only an improved social life, but also better job opportunities in the future. From job interviews to the actual professional world, communication skills are very crucial, and being proficient in English means being able to communicate clearly and effectively.

What will I learn?

In job interviews, most interviewers conduct interviews in English. Interviewers quickly make judgments and give great importance to first impressions. Poor skills in the language can mean smaller chances of landing a job. On the other hand, being proficient in the language can help one leave a good first impression which means higher chances of getting the position one is applying for. English is the most commonly used language in the business world.

The language of the corporate world is English. An individual can make strides in the management ladder if he/she can speak English fluently. If your English is poor, even though with brilliant business ideas, you may still find yourself languishing at the bottom of the management ladder. Your productivity will drop over a period of time since you will find difficulty in expressing your brilliant ideas. Those who can speak good English will probably usurp your ideas and get the credit for all the hard work you did to get the idea working. So, there are immense opportunities for people in employment to communicate in English for different purposes like group discussions, interviews, oral presentations, report writing, writing letters etc

The four common language skills are listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Mastering these skills could make you a more thoughtful communicator who understands the needs of those around you.

In the workplace, effective communication is vital to achieving goals. You will need to develop each of these language skills to assist with your workplace communications.

The Criteria Basic Skills Test (CBST) is often used in screening job candidates for entry-level positions in many fields, including sales, customer service, administrative, and clerical roles.

The CBST test measures the candidate’s basic math and verbal skills. It contains 40 questions which must be answered within 20 minutes. There are four types of questions that appear on the CBST test: basic grammar, spelling, math, and language skills.

This course in basic English is an excellent way to practice for these literacy communication skills. This is achieved by completing exercises and past exam papers from the level 2 course on AQA English Language Functional Skills. After doing so you may even wish to sign up and complete the full course at Wiltshire College. This will gain you an extra qualification for your CV, now rewritten to a high standard of literacy.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes will be undertaken regularly with you by the course tutor.

Additional Costs and Information

There are no additional course costs. You will need a pen and notebook and, if you have one, a copy of your CV.

This course takes place once a week at the Chippenham campus, the details are:
16.05.24 - 27.06.24 10:00-12:00 Thursday

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