What is the course about?
During this course you will improve your skills in reading, writing and speaking and listening and be able to apply these skills in everyday life, including in the workplace. You will take an exam at Entry Level 3 and will receive a recognised certificate.
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 an Entry Level 3 course. Before you can enrol, you will need to have an interview with one of our initial assessors to make sure the course is suitable for you. Please allow enough time for this. To avoid disappointment enrol early - this is a very popular course.
What topics does the course cover?
The course includes the following topics - reading different text types (newspapers, official documents, magazines, etc.), learning the difference between formal/informal language, identifying the main points from texts.
How will I be taught and assessed?
The course is mainly online. You will be expected to do homework regularly and will make use of our Virtual Learning Environment (Teams). When you are ready, you will take Skills for Life exams in speaking and listening.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
You will need access to a computer and some IT skills. Pens, pencils and writing paper. A folder to keep all your course materials. An English dictionary - your teacher can give advice and suggestions.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
By the end of the course you take a test at Entry Level 3. You will also have improved your general English skills. If you have successfully passed your test you will be ready to enrol on a Level 1 English Skills course.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
You will need 85% attendance and have successfully passed the Entry Level 3 Functional Skills exam to progress onto English Skills writing at Level 1.