Online Course, Aspire Cloud
09:30 - 12:00
2.5 hours x 32 sessions
Concessions available if you are: 65 or over, on a means tested benefit (evidence required) or if you earn less than £17,004 (evidence required)
What is the course about?
This course prepares ESOL learners for a nationally recognised Functional Skills English qualification at Level 1 or Level 2. Functional Skills courses aim to give learners the skills to apply their knowledge, skills and understanding in order to participate and progress in everyday life, education, training and employment in the UK. The skills of speaking, listening and communication; reading and writing will be continually assessed through ‘real life’ task based activities with students being entered for either the Level 1 or Level 2 exam only after a minimum of 1 year (2 x 16 week terms).
Term 1 – September to February half term (16 weeks x 2 classes x 2.5 hours/week = 80 hours)
Term 2 – February half term to July (16 weeks x 2 classes x 2.5 hours/week = 80 hours)
What previous experience, knowledge or qualifications do I need for this course?
This course is for ESOL learners who have achieved Entry 3 and are now working towards either Level 1 or Level 2 or have equivalent language acquisition in all skills. The course provides a recognised qualification for employment purposes and serves as good preparation for those wishing to study for high grade GCSE English. The course is for 32 weeks across 2 semesters. It is very important that learners attend class. A minimum of 86% attendance is required. This is a very intensive course and there is a significant amount of independent learning and homework to be completed for students to fully benefit from this course
What do I need to bring with me?
A pen and notebook and a folder to keep work in. A comprehensive dictionary
Are there any additional costs?
Your tutor may suggest an English course book
What can I do next?
If you would like more information about progression opportunities, please speak to your tutor or other member of staff by ringing 0345 6010161. Further information about career opportunities can be found by visiting https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
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