You will be assessed in three key areas: reading, writing and speaking and listening.
You will also gain the ability to construct and convey meaning in written standard English. You will be tested through a combination of controlled assessments and external exams.
The times for these classes vary, with classes in the day and evening, so please contact us and we will try to find a day and time suitable for you to study.
Please note: If you do not have a minimum grade of 4 (C) in English at GCSE you may be able to study this course for free. This would also depend on your location within the UK, but we would check this for you during your application process.
If you have already obtained a grade 4 (C) or higher, or live in a non-funded postcode, a fee would be payable. The course is only open to students 19+ at the beginning of the academic year (31 August). Fees are also applicable for international students.
What you'll learn
The course aims to develop your abilities:
- To communicate effectively in speech and writing
- To listen with understanding
- To be enthusiastic responsive and knowledgeable readers.
- You will have the opportunity to talk and listen in a variety of contexts read a wide variety of literature non-fiction and media texts.
You will be asked to attend an initial assessment with a tutor to identify which course is right for you.
Students need to make a firm commitment to attend for the whole course.