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Weekdays/Time: Thu, Tue (09:30 to 12:00)Starts: 18/04/2017
End Date: 13/07/2017
Number of Weeks: 12
Tutor Approval Required? Yes more info
Our Foundation English courses help native and fluent English speakers achieve the language skills and confidence needed for everyday life and work. They are designed to help improve your grammar, spelling, punctuation, reading comprehension and speaking and listening skills. Many learners find these courses ideal for preparing to take GCSE English and maths. Courses run each term and lead to a qualification, so you can join a class when it suits you and progress through the levels at your own pace. We offer courses in reading, writing and speaking and listening, which are held during the daytime and evening.
Before you enrol, you will have an assessment and an interview with one of our tutors who will help find the right English course for you. See the interview dates
Please complete the online Application form and book your interview by clicking Apply Now at the top of this page. If no interview slots are available at the time of your application we will be in touch to arrange an interview date.
To be accepted on the course you must complete the following steps:
On completition of your interview and meeting the other criteria laid out in the application process, successful applicants will be offered a place on to the course.
Before you start the course you will be invited to an interview and your reading and writing skills will be assessed so that we can ascertain the right level of course for you. There are courses for learners from Entry Level 1 through to Level 2. You can progress through the levels.
Before your tutor interview you are also requested to take an online assessment in Maths and English at the college. This will help us ensure that the course is suitable for you and that you have the right English and maths skills to enjoy the course and succeed.
To help you, have a look at these online resources before you come to college to take the assessment.
The course will include the development of skills including:
• Speaking and Listening
• Reading and analysis of different types of text
• Writing, including punctuation, spelling and grammar
At the outset of your course you will take initial and diagnostic assessments. You will agree personalised learning targets with your tutor.
On your course you will work towards building a portfolio of work to submit for up to three separate awards in Speaking & Listening, Reading and Writing. The qualifications you will achieve are the City & Guilds 3847 Awards in English.
If you would like to discuss any support needs please contact our Additional Learning Support Co-ordinator on 020 8891 5907 x 5032.
If you would like more information on course fees and how to get additional help to pay for them, please see the relevant sections.
For information on course fees and how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section.
For information on course fees and
how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section.
Please bring a pen/pencil, a notepad of lined paper and a folder or ring binder to keep your work in. You should bring this folder to every lesson.
You are expected to attend every class. You must be punctual and respect the rights of the other learners.
If you progress through all the levels you may go on to take a GCSE in English or to another course.
If you are looking for assistance on a new career path, course choice or looking for further opportunities then speak to our Information Advice and Guidance team.