- Course Information
The City and Guilds Certificate in English Skills is ideal for those needing to learn English as a second language (ESOL) as it is designed for learners needing to develop their English in order to function and progress in life and work.
- Course Code
- Fully funded
- Attendance Pattern
- Course Level
- Level 1
- Course Location
- Leyland Campus
- Start Date
- Age Group
- Adults (19+)
- Course Duration
- 10 weeks
Native English speakers will be better suited to our English Functional Skills courses at Entry Level 3 and Levels 1 and 2.
The Certificate is a flexible qualification and is made up of three separate Awards in each of the three language skills: Reading, Speaking and Listening, and Writing.
Each Award is taught and assessed over 10 weeks, and learners can achieve an Award for each skill at the appropriate level of their development – for example, Entry Level 2 for Reading and Speaking and Listening, plus Entry Level 1 for Writing.
Each Award lasts for 10 weeks, on Tuesdays 5.30pm until 8.30pm OR Wednesday 12.30 – 3.30pm.
- Entry Requirements
There are no formal entry requirements, but at enrolment you will be asked to complete a short assessment to determine your suitability for the course, and your starting level for each of the three skills. If this assessment suggests that you are not yet ready for Entry Level 1 study, then you may be able to access our Pre-Entry Getting Ready for English course.
- How will I be assessed?
There are no examinations, as each Award is assessed by a portfolio of tasks completed throughout the course. There are three assessment tasks for each Award, totalling nine for the Certificate. To achieve the Certificate seven of the assessments need to be at the same Level (eg: Entry Level 2).
- Progression Pathway
Completion of the Awards and Certificate offers a range of progression opportunities in employment and apprenticeships. You will also have the literacy qualification needed to pursue other vocational courses as well as to take English to the next level – English Functional Skills and GCSE.