ESOL 16-19

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If English is your second language and you have been learning to write and speak English at school in your country, then this course may be right for you. It aims to develop your writing, reading and speaking skills and prepare you for further study.

Course type

Entry Level 3

Course length

One year

Required qualifications

No qualifications are required, but you will need to have been living in the UK for no more than two years.

You will also need to sit a short test to check your literacy level, to ensure that your writing skills are at Entry Level 2.

What will I study?

The course will focus on:

  • introduction to understanding young people, Law and Order
  • aspects of Citizenship
  • Mathematics, English and IT
  • Customer Service, Travel and Tourism
  • budgeting, planning a visit
  • taking part in an activity

On the course you will:

  • work in groups on projects
  • work independently
  • take part in activities at NewVIc in your free time
  • make presentations to the rest of the class

Method of assessment

During the course you will be assessed in a variety of ways, including a portfolio, tests, presentations and witness statements.

What will I be able to progress to?

The aim is for you to achieve qualifications at Entry Level 3, including English, which will enable you to progress to a Level 1 programme. Successful students who pass English at Level 1 and have an excellent attendance, punctuality and work record, may have the opportunity to move to a Level 2 programme within the college, such as a BTEC Certificate. However, students are individually assessed and some students may be able to progress more rapidly to higher – level courses.