What is the course about?
During this course you will improve your English skills, and be able to apply these skills in everyday life, including in the workplace. You will take a GCSE exam at the end of this course.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
Yes, please contact our customer services before enrolling.
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
This is a Level 2 course. Before you can enrol, you will need to have an interview and an assessment with one of our initial assessors to make sure the course is suitable for you. Please allow enough time for this to take place. As the government encourages everyone to have a Level 2 qualification it is a very popular course, enrol early to avoid disappointment.
What topics does the course cover?
Learners will be able to select suitable styles and registers of spoken English for a range of situations and contexts, showing assured use of standard English where appropriate. They will be able to initiate conversations and demonstrate sensitive listening through contributions that sustain and develop discussion. A reading list is provided at the start of the course.
How will I be taught and assessed?
Your tutor will use pair and small group work. All our classes are equipped with an interactive whiteboard making learning fun and more effective. You will be given handouts and be required to do homework. This course requires a lot of time commitment - please ensure you have the time to study before you enrol on this learning programme.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
An A4 folder to keep your work, and pen and paper.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
By the end of the course you will be ready to progress onto A level if required. You will have proven that you have the literacy and English skills at GCSE level, recognised by employers and further and higher education providers.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
GCSE is a stand-alone qualification that many people want to achieve because they didn't have a chance to complete it at school. GCSE is also a useful Level 2 qualification recognised by employers and further and higher education providers. You can access a wide range of Level 3 courses on completion and we will give you guidance to your options. Possibilities include Access to Higher Education programmes or A Levels. For anyone wanting to do a first degree or teacher training qualifications such as PGCE, GCSE is one of the entry requirements.