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ESOL Skills For Life

Key course information

English and Maths


1 year

Full Time

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Course Overview

This course is aimed at 16-18 year-old students whose first language is not English.You may be a young person who has attended school in the UK but your level of English needs to be better to help you study other subjects. You may have just arrived in the UK and want to study English before you do another course at the College.

What will I learn?

You will follow the Skills for Life ESOL syllabus at Entry Levels 1, 2 or 3 which includes grammar, vocabulary, speaking and listening skills, writing skills, reading skills and functions of English.

Entry Requirements

You will already have a basic knowledge of English. You will have an interview and your current level of English will be assessed.

It is expected that students will already be working at Entry Level 1 or above (CEFR equivalent is A1) We will accept students on the course even if they do not have a qualification at this level.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

The main qualification aim for this course is the Certificate in Skills for Life ESOL at Entry Level 1, 2 or 3. You will take three exams during the course in speaking and listening, reading and writing. You will complete work which will help prepare you for these exams as well as a mock exam practice. You will be given coursework to complete outside of class, which will support your studies, as well as an Individual Learning Plan, which you will use to focus on your personal learning targets.

Additional Costs and Information

You may have to buy a set of course books at the beginning of the course. Your tutor will advise you on this when you start the course.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

While you are at the College you will have the opportunity to find out more about other full-time vocational courses we offer such as IT, Hairdressing or Travel and Tourism.?You will be given careers advice and guidance on what course you could do next.

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