Will the course give me what I want?
This course - ESOL Skills for Life qualifications is to assist the learner in becoming independent of others (such as interpreters or translators; be they professionals, family or friends) when interacting with native English-speakers, both in a work environment and elsewhere. By improving their communication and fluency in English, learners will significantly improve their employability skills. Furthermore, these learners will benefit from the development of the ability to access service providers and to have the linguistic confidence to travel, work and socialise beyond their local community.
The course has 4 main entry levels. Pre entry and Entries 1, 2, 3. There are two intakes in the year September and February. The course is delivered in 3 modes and learners must pass all 3. Learners take an award in each separate mode. (Speaking & listening, Reading and Writing) Learners may achieve a spiky profile in a full certificate.
How will I learn?
We teach lessons using a variety of teaching styles, use of practise papers and speaking example videos to prepare for our assessment. We follow a curriculum which is tailored to make learners develop their speaking and listening, reading and writing skills at their own pace.
How will I be assessed?
Our assessments are: Task- based controlled assessments which take place termly. Each assessment task tests required assessment criteria.
Our 16 19 courses are run at the main Dunstable campus (Kingsway)
Equipment and other costs
All equipment and other costs are provided free to 16-18 year-olds.
What can I do next?
We are pleased to introduce our new course - Step Up To Level 1 ESOL Embedded Vocational Course. This one year course incorporates a level 1 ESOL English, GCSEs Foundation Maths and a vocational course in either Construction/IT/Sports.