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ESOL Level 1 - Writing Award (L00512-161702)

Availability: Yes

Price: £261.00 concessionary fee, £0.00 Click here for information on help with fees

Please note:
This Course has already started, please have a look at the alternative dates below or it may be possible to join some courses after the start date.

If you're interested in joining this course email to enquire.

Weekdays/Time: Mon, Wed (12:15 to 14:45)

Started: 19/04/2017 (Number of Weeks: 12)

End Date: 12/07/2017

How to APPLY for a ESOL course

Course Overview:

Our ESOL classes are for you if English is not your first language.

If you are settling or living in the UK we have courses for learners of all abilities. These courses will help you to read, write, speak and understand English to help you in everyday life; for example to help your children, communicate with others or to improve your skills for work. If you want to improve your English to get a job we can help you. Our ESOL courses look at topics related to living and working in Britain.

How to Apply for ESOL courses


  • Assess your English skills: this will take about 1 hour. You can come and do this in our Learner Resource Centre at any time during opening times.
  • Step into English 1: you will meet our teachers and plan your learning programme. Bring your Assess your English skills results with you.

    Book now Step into English 1

    You can either come into the college to book your 'Step into English' course in advance or just come along early on the same day to 'Assess your skills' before the course.
  • If you can't attend a Step into English course phone us on 020 8842 4023 or email


  • Step into English 2: you will start learning and find out all you need to know about learning at RACC, to be ready for your course

Price: prices vary, courses are free for some learners. Please ask at reception.

How to Enrol:

Please come in and see us:
Step 1 – Assess your skills in the Learning Centre. This will take about 1 hour. You can come and do this at any time during opening times.

Step 2 – Interview One of our tutors will talk to you to help make sure that we place you on the right course for you.

Entry Requirements:

Before you start this course you need to take a writing assessment and talk to a tutor to help you choose the right level of writing course.

We have courses at all levels of the Adult ESOL Curriculum from Pre-Entry (for complete beginners) and Entry Level up to Level 2. We will help you find the correct level for you before you start your course.

Maths and English Assessments

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.

Course Content:

You will work on improving your speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, spelling and punctuation skills for everyday use in life and work. You will work on improving your writing skills so that by the end of the course you are able to write a variety of everyday texts for different purposes, accurately and fluently.

On this course you will learn how to:
• Plan, draft and write different types of formal and informal texts such as letters, emails and short reports
• Organise your information and ideas logically, using paragraphs, with an appropriate level of detail to get your points across
• Use a range of suitable language and vocabulary for your purpose
• Write using correct grammar, including verbs, verb tenses and subject verb agreement, nouns, adjectives, adverbs and conjunctions in correctly written complete sentences.
• Write using a range of punctuation accurately
• Fill in forms for personal and professional purposes

Assessment Methods:

You will take a writing assessment at the end of the course which will be externally accredited by the NOCN Awarding organisation. This will gain you a NOCN Award in Writing (ESOL QCF Skills for Life).

Additional Information:

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.

Bring To First Class:

Please bring a folder to keep your work in, a black or blue pen, and a lined notepad of paper.


You are expected to come to every class. You must arrive on time.

Further Study and Career Opportunities:

After this course you can continue to study on our ESOL Reading or Speaking & Listening courses. You can progress through the ESOL levels up to Level 2.
When you have finished your ESOL course you may want to progress into the wider programme offer at RACC including Cambridge Certificate courses, GCSE English courses and our range of vocational and leisure courses.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Are ESOL Courses Free?
In some cases ESOL courses may be free for British or EU nationals. Please bring evidence of your nationality and any benefits you are claiming with you to interview so we can advise you.
2. I don’t speak any English, can I bring someone with me to do the assessment and interview?
Yes, you are very welcome to bring a friend or supporter.

3. What documents do I need to bring with me?
Please check this documentation checklist to see what you need to bring. If you bring the correct documents with you it will speed up the enrolment process.

How to Pay for Your Course

Information Advice and Guidance:

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.


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