What the course is about
</p><ul><li>You will work to improve Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing Skills. </li><li>You will complete classroom and homework activities to help you improve your English skills.</li><li>If your tutor thinks you are ready, you can progress towards an ESOL Entry Level award in Speaking and Listening.</li><li><p>Your progress will be checked weekly on an Individual Learning Plan (ILP).
Pre-course information session or interview
You will be required to participate in an Admission Session to attend this course. Please go to <a href="https://www.webenrol.com/SkillsAndLearningace/?page=list&cat=55&/">https://www.webenrol.com/SkillsAndLearningace/?page=list&cat=89&</a> to apply online.
Many courses start in September, but we enrol learners at set times throughout the year. Please visit our website for further details or telephone our team on 01202 262300 or 01305 819059 to advice you how to apply.
For term dates please refer to <a href="http://www.skillsandlearningace.com/course-dates/">www.skillsandlearningace.com/course-dates</a>.
Assessment of progress, tests, exams
You will study:
</p><ul><li>Speaking and Listening</li><li>Reading and writing</li></ul><p> Your tutor will help you to decide if you have the skills to take a qualification.
You and your tutor will agree goals for you to work on in class. Together you will look at these regularly.
Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications
This course is for you if:
</p><ul><li>You want to improve your speaking and listening, reading and writing, for work and/or personal reasons</li><li>You can attend every class</li><li>You can complete any homework given.</li></ul><p>You do not need any previous experience or qualifications in English to attend this course.
Learners who have attended this course have gained confidence and progressed to higher level courses.
Materials and costs
<b>Course costs on application, depending on circumstances (residency/employment criteria apply).</b>
Please telephone 01202 262300 or 01305 819059 or <b>please refer </b> to the Finance page on our website <a href="https://www.webenrol.com/SkillsAndLearningace/?page=finance">https://www.webenrol.com/SkillsAndLearningace/?page=finance</a>.
If you have progressed well, you may move on to a First Steps Entry 1 course.
<ul><li>Other courses may be offered by Skills & Learning or other local providers</li><li>There are a range of courses available to help the development of skills for work</li><li>Our free drop-in Job Clubs/Employment & Learning Hubs will help you to find and apply for local jobs</li><li>There are a variety of e-learning courses that can be started at any time of the year. For more details visit our website <a href="http://www.skillsandlearningace.com/">www.skillsandlearningace.com</a></li><li>Skills & Learning work with local employers to offer Traineeships and Apprenticeships to young people</li><li>Your tutor may also be able to discuss the possible next step options with you. You may like to talk with our Progression Officer about other Skills & Learning courses. Alternatively, general careers advice and guidance can be provided by Ansbury or the National Careers Service <a href="https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/">https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk</a></li></ul>
<b>English, maths and computing skills:</b> all of our courses support the development of relevant English, maths and computing skills.
<br><b>Refunds:</b> please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our website <a href="http://www.skillsandlearningace.com/terms-and-conditions/">www.skillsandlearningace.com/terms-and-conditions</a> or in our brochure.
<br><b>Attendance:</b> before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as possible
<br><b>Places on courses:</b> some of our courses will be in high demand and if you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from the taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills & Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner and you will not be eligible to a refund it its outside of the terms outlined in our cancellation policy.
<br><b>Fully funded learners:</b> if you have been offered a fully funded place on a course and no longer require it, you must advise us before the course starts so that your place can be offered to someone else. We reserve the right to withdraw future offers of fully funded places if you regularly do not start or complete funded courses.
<br><b>Home study:</b> you may be required to do some study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.
<br><b>Qualification Levels:</b> there is further information about qualification levels on our website. Some courses will have learners of different levels being taught in the same class with differentiated learning materials and activities appropriate to the qualification level.
<br><b>Proof of identity:</b> please bring photographic ID and your National Insurance number with you to your first session. You will also need to provide it for any external examinations you take.
<br><b>Off-site activities:</b> with some courses, there may be the opportunity for off-site enrichment activities at additional cost, for example: gallery, museum or exhibition visits. Where this is an integral part of the course, your tutor will discuss the arrangements with you during your induction.
<br><b>Parking at Centres:</b> parking at centres may be limited, please be prepared to use on street parking or pay and display car parks. For information regarding each centre, please visit the venue section of our website <a href="http://www.skillsandlearningace.com/venues/">www.skillsandlearningace.com/venues</a>.
<br><b>Refreshments:</b> tea/coffee or vending machine(s) are available at some venues. Further information can be found in the venue section of our website <a href="http://www.skillsandlearningace.com/venues/">www.skillsandlearningace.com/venues</a>.
<br><b>Unspent Criminal Convictions</b> we require learners to disclose any unspent criminal convictions. Please refer to <a href="http://www.skillsandlearningace.com/policies/">www.skillsandlearningace.com/policies</a>.
<br>If you have any <b>accessibility or disability issues</b> that we need to accommodate or if you think you may need any other support to complete your chosen course please contact: 01202 262300 or 01305 819059 or e-mail <a href=mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com</a>. All enquiries are treated in confidence.