Central Bedfordshire College
Course Code
15400 23G
Course Title
1 Year(s)
Entry Requirements
Start Date
September 2023
16-18 £0.00
Funded £0.00
Non-Funded £0.00

Course content

This course is for those who wish to improve or develop their existing English reading and writing skills, and gain qualifications nationally recognised by employers and training providers. This GCSE syllabus combines English Language with elements of English Literature, including explicit and implicit meanings; analyse, evaluate and develop facts, ideas and opinions; articulate experience; sequence facts, ideas and opinions; use a range of appropriate vocabulary and make accurate use of spelling, punctuation and grammar. You will also learn how to understand and produce non-fiction and fictional texts.


Dunstable Main Campus

How will I learn?

A range of activities at the appropriate level that will develop reading and writing skills.

How will I be assessed?

Assessments will take place on two final examinations in May and June. There will be practice assessments during the year that will assess how your skills are developing

Equipment and other costs

Travel to college

What additional work outside of college will I need to do?

Tutors will set tasks to complete that will support and enhance the work done in college

Do I need to find a work placement? Do I need a DBS?


What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed onto?

Progressed onto higher level courses.

What are the expected employment sectors for this course?

Wide-ranging – English skills are key in all forms of employment

English and Maths courses will start in September, the perfect time to brush up on your skills.

Classes and courses are held at a range of campuses. Please see below for examples and contact Amy Stevens on astevens@bedford.ac.uk for more information.

Please note there are no weekend classes or online courses at this time.

Kingsway Campus, Dunstable: Tuesday and Wednesday evening.
Incuba, Dunstable:
Monday evening.
Dallow Road Community Centre, Luton:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Morning as well as Tuesday afternoon.