Progression in English

Course Details

This course offers you the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of English. It is designed to develop and improve skills in reading, writing and speaking and listening. This is an opportunity for valuable revision and practice in preparation for taking accredited courses.

You will be encouraged to attend regularly.  The course aims to develop your skills from E2 to E3 or E3 to L1.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Read and comprehend a text and answer questions about it verbally and in writing.

  • Gain confidence in using tense and subject-verb agreement correctly inwritten and spoken English.

  • Use conjunctions to join simple sentences together to create compoundsentences.

  • Confidently ask and answer questions in English.

  • Personal targets will be agreed.


Entry Requirements

You  will need to have English skills at an E2 level to be able to fully engage with the course.  This means you should be able to read a short page of writing and write at least four sentences independently. If you don’t meet this requirement then another course that will prepare you for this level of study will be offered to you. 






Start Date

End Date


Hateley Heath FETC Monday 9:30am -11:30am 23/09/2019 02/12/2019 *See IA Dates
Ron Davis Centre Monday 1pm - 3pm 23/09/2019 02/12/2019 *See IA Dates
Tipton College Wednesday 6pm - 8pm 25/09/2019 04/12/2019 *See IA Dates
Tipton College Thursday 1pm - 3pm 26/09/2019 05/12/2019 *See IA Dates
Great Bridge Primary School Friday 9am - 11am 27/09/2019 06/12/2019 *See IA Dates


The benefits of this course

This class will enable you to revise and learn new skills in an informal and fun way, away from the stresses of normal family life.   You will have the opportunity to work in an adult environment and have access to a qualified adult and family learning tutor. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and to improve your skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening, spelling, punctuation and grammar.  You will also be able to find out about other available courses.   



All of our teaching and learning is provided in an environment that is exclusive to adults; this is supportive and safe and where professional teaching is individualised to the requirements of each learner, individual progression in learning is the goal. Learning support will be provided by the tutor. Teaching is through practical activities, group work and discussion. Full participation will require you to find some time to complete homework, which will be marked and commented on by the tutor with guidance to help you to know how to improve. You will also be able to find out about other available courses.  


How will progress be monitored and assessed?

Learning goals are agreed at the beginning of the course between you and your tutor; they are recorded on your individual learning plan.  The ILP is used throughout the course to assess how your learning and achievement goals are progressing. The tutor will assess your learning during the sessions and will provide supportive feedback to you. You will be asked to provide feedback about your learning experience via a questionnaire.



A Sandwell adult and family learning (SAFL) certificate will be awarded at the end of the course, when you have achieved your agreed learning outcomes.


After completing this course, could I progress onto another course?

At the end of this course you may feel confident to progress to another SAFL course, including Maths, ICT or an accredited English course.


Are there any additional costs?

There are no fees charged. Your course fees are paid for through the Educational skills funding budget, which is government funding.


Equipment Required

A pen and paper, other learning materials are provided.