Improve Your English (ESOL E2-L1)

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Course code: QE1959F

For people with some English who wish to gain a qualification. You will be required to do an Admission Session before you can enrol on a course. Fees will apply depending on circumstances.



From 09 Oct 2023 to 15 Jul 2024
Mon 09:30-12:30

31 weeks

29 Apr 2024

09:30 to 12:30

13 May 2024

09:30 to 12:30

20 May 2024

09:30 to 12:30

03 Jun 2024

09:30 to 12:30

10 Jun 2024

09:30 to 12:30

17 Jun 2024

09:30 to 12:30

24 Jun 2024

09:30 to 12:30

01 Jul 2024

09:30 to 12:30

08 Jul 2024

09:30 to 12:30

15 Jul 2024

09:30 to 12:30


The Henry Brown Centre 

Cunningham Crescent
West Howe
BH11 8DU


Fees and concessions

total  fee  for  this  course: £409.00.

the full tuition fee for this course: £409.00  (concessions free) .


Skills & Learning Adult Community Education

01202 123444

What the course is about

<p>In your class you will:</p>

<li>Work on your reading skills, including reading for meaning, proof reading and revising your own work</li>
<li>Work on your writing skills, including correct grammar, sentence structure and punctuation</li>
<li>Work on your speaking and listening skills, which will involve group discussions</li>
<li>Complete classroom and homework activities to prepare you for a City & Guilds Speakers of Other Languages qualification</li>

<p>Once your tutor feels you are ready, you will take an assessment. <strong>This is a course leading to a qualification.</strong></p>

Pre-course information session or interview

<p>You need to attend an Admissions Session before you start this course: click on the View sessions button. 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 123444 who will advise you on how to apply. For term dates please refer to <a href=""></a>.</p>

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

<p><strong>This is a City & Guilds ESOL qualification at Entry 3 - Level 1. You will take exams in:</strong></p>

<li>Speaking and Listening</li>
<li>Reading and Writing</li>

<p>Your tutor will help you to decide when 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.</p>

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

<p>This course is for you if:</p>

<li>You want to gain an ESOL qualification at Entry Level 2/3 or Level 1</li>
<li>You want to improve your speaking and listening, reading and writing skills for work and/or personal reasons</li>
<li>You can attend every class</li>
<li>You can complete any homework given</li>

<p>You do not need any previous experience or qualifications in English to attend this course. Learners attending this course have said <q>The class is very well organised and the teaching always effective; I have learnt many things over the years.</q> <strong>IMPORTANT You will be expected to attend regularly from the first session and complete any homework given. If you do not attend you may be withdrawn from the course.</strong> You should consider your readiness to commit to study and we have a study support toolbox to help you with this: <a href=""></a></p>

Materials and costs

<p>You will need an A4 folder, pen and paper. A bi-lingual dictionary would be useful. <strong>Course costs on application, depending on circumstances (residency/employment criteria apply).</strong> Please telephone 01202 123444 or <strong>please refer </strong> to the Finance page on our website <a href=""></a>.</p>

Next Step

<p>If you are working towards E2 you will progress on to E3. If you are working at E3 you will progress to L1. If you are working towards L1 you may choose to progress to a L2 course. Your tutor may also be able to discuss the possible next step options with you.</p>

<p>You may like to talk with a Careers Adviser about other courses. General careers advice and guidance can be provided by the National Careers Service <a href=""></a> . For further information please contact us on 01202 123444.</p><p>Need support planning your next steps? Our experienced Careers Advisors at Skills &amp; Learning can offer personalised guidance on choosing the right course, exploring career paths, developing interview skills, updating your CV and much more. Book a FREE appointment today and get the support you need to achieve your goals. Visit: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>. Call us at 01202 123444 for more information.</p>

Additional information

<p><strong>English, maths and computing skills:</strong> all of our courses support the development of relevant English, maths and computing skills.<br />
<strong>Refunds:</strong> please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our website <a href=""></a> or in our brochure.<br />
<strong>Attendance:</strong> before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as possible.<br />
<strong>Places on courses:</strong> many of our courses are in high demand. If you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills &amp; Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner; you will not be eligible for a refund it it is outside of the terms outlined in our cancellation policy.<br />
<strong>Fully funded learners:</strong> 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 />
<strong>Home study:</strong> you will&nbsp;be required to do significant&nbsp;study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.<br />
<strong>Qualification Levels:</strong> there is further information about qualification levels on our website.<br />
<strong>Proof of identity:</strong> 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 />
<strong>Off-site activities:</strong> 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 />
<strong>Parking at centres:</strong> 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=""></a>.<br />
<strong>Refreshments:</strong> 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=""></a>.<br />
<strong>Unspent Criminal Convictions</strong> we require learners to disclose any unspent criminal convictions. Please refer to <a href=""></a>.<br />
If you have any <strong>accessibility or disability issues</strong> that we need to accommodate or if you think you may need any other support to complete your chosen course, please contact: 01202 123444 or e-mail <a href=""></a>. All enquiries are treated in confidence.</p>