19 Years and Over


This qualification is vocationally based and offers the opportunity for learners to demonstrate an achievement of practical skills, understanding and knowledge in English. The course enables learners to build confidence and provide a foundation for further study towards Functional Skills. These Awards are designed to provide learners with a flexible route to developing the skills in English which will enable them to build confidence and provide a foundation for further study towards a Functional Skill in English, a move into employment or as a stepping stone to higher level study.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, however, you can expect a short informal interview with the course tutor.


You will study various units, including the topics of reading, spelling and group discussion.


There is no examination. You will build a portfolio of work throughout the course which will be assessed internally and externally.

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Fees: 0.00


Upon completion of a particular level of this course, you could study at the next level of Stepping Stones or move on to Functional skills. Successful completion of this course could also help gain voluntary employment or assist with further studies.

Additional information

Additional help and support is available to you should you require it and you can discuss this further at your admissions interview.

Further Information

For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410062.

Duration and Times

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