This one-year course consists of 100% exam assessment.
Classes will be held on Tuesdays 12:30 - 14:30 and Thursdays 10:00 - 12:00 at the Ilkeston Campus.
This course is free (unless you already possess a pass grade at C or above in the subject, in which case fees will be £724 subject to concessions).
You should be 19 years old or over and will be screened and interviewed. You will also complete a piece of extended writing to ensure that you are on the right course. At this time we may refer you to our Functional English programme if it is felt you would benefit from this.
You will need to attain a Level 2 screening in English.
You should also maintain a good level of attendance throughout the course.
The course will involve preparation for two exams, each worth 50% and lasting for 1 hour and 45 minutes each.
The two units are:
In addition there will be a non-examination assessment based on spoken language.
Assessment is based on 100% examination, with two exams.
A grade C in GCSE English is often a requirement for many courses and careers.
It may help you to move on to other courses such as programmes within higher education.