• 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
      XDAESL1
    • Price
      Fully funded
    • Attendance Pattern
      Daytime or Evening
    • Course Level
      Level 1
    • Course Location
      Leyland Campus
    • Start Date
      10/01/2023
      11/01/2023
    • Age Group
      Adults (19+)
    • Course Duration
      10 weeks
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  • Overview

    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.

    Course starts on Tuesday 10th January 2023 to Tuesday 21st March 2023 or Wednesday 4th January 2023 to Wednesday 29th March 2023. Please phone us on 01772 642040 for more details.

    Each Award lasts for 10 weeks, on Tuesdays 5.30pm until 8.30pm OR Wednesday 12.30 – 3.30pm.

  • Entry Requirements

    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.

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