School of English and ESOL

We provide a range of courses which will help you improve your English language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Our ‘Brush – Up’ courses are perfect if you wish to develop your confidence and basic skills in bite sized pieces. The first 18 week short course is the Award In English. This a non examined qualification which allows you to focus and develop your reading and writing skills through a portfolio of work.

In the second semester, is our second 18 week course, Functional Skills. This continues the development of your reading, writing and speaking and listening skills and is assessed through an examination. All of our ‘Brush-up’ courses are from Entry Level to Level 1; which will enable you to progress towards GCSE level courses.

If you have good basic literacy skills and wish to develop your reading and writing skills to an advanced level, GCSE is right for you.

This is a demanding qualification that concludes with two examinations which are taken in June of the following year. Graded from 1 to 9, a grade 4 or above pass grade is nationally recognised by employers and universities and colleges for access to advanced level courses.