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Reading Skills

Who is this course for?

Have a basic understanding of English?

Want to improve your reading skills? 

Want to improve your English?

Want o be able to understand written text better?

 

​Then this course may be for you. 

 

This course is for adults who are currently working at entry level and would like to improve their reading skills.  The course will also include development of speaking and listening and writing skills. This course is portfolio based and you will gain an Introductory Award in Life and Living Skills.   

 

Locations:

Venue

Day

Times

Start Date

End Date

Enrolment

Hateley Heath FETC, West Bromwich* Tuesday 12.45pm - 14.45pm 27/04/2021 06/07/2021
Tipton College, Tipton* Thursday 9.15am - 11.15 am 19/04/2021 08/07/2021

*Blended courses are taught via a combination of classroom based learning and online classes. To find out more about how Blended and Online courses are delivered Click Here

Course Details:

This course runs for 10 weeks at 2.5 hours per week. You will be given advice and guidance about the best starting point for you.  Please ask for details when enquiring.

 

Entry Requirements:

You will need to provide evidence that you have any of the following:

  • Been a resident of the UK/EU for the past three years.

  • Proof of immigration status
  • You will need to complete an assessment before you join the course and advice will be given as to the suitability of the course for you. 
  • You must be committed to attending regularly and completing home study.

You will be encouraged to attend regularly.  When you have completed this course you can progress onto the next stage of learning English. Our English courses progress all the way to Functional Skills Level 2 which is the same complexity as a GCSE English Qualification and is regarded as an equivelent Level 2 qualification with employers when looking for jobs. 

 

The benefits of this course:

Learning in a supportive environment, away from the demands of normal life, where professional teaching, differentiated for individual need, will support understanding, progression and individual achievement.  This class will enable you to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of English enabling you to gain a qualification by the end of the course.  As the course progresses you should be able to participate more fully in everyday life and become more employable.

 

Teaching:

At Sandwell Adult and Family Learning (SAFL) you will be taught in an adult only venue, using materials that are designed for adults. Learning in a supportive environment, away from the demands of normal life, where professional teaching, differentiated for individual need, will support understanding, progression and individual achievement.  This class will enable you to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of English enabling you to gain a qualification by the end of the course.  As the course progresses you should be able to participate more fully in everyday life and become more employable.

 

How will progress be monitored and assessed?

Marking and feedback will often happen during the class where the tutor will guide and support you to achieve your session target.

Your individual learning goals will be agreed at the beginning of the course and recorded on your individual learning plan.  The ILP will be used throughout the course to assess your progress. 

Progression will be monitored through assessment via observation of practical activities, marking of completed work and through group discussion. 

The tutor will assess your learning during the sessions and will provide you with individual feedback.  You will be asked to provide feedback of your learning experience via a questionnaire.

 

Qualification:

You will be working towards a nationally recognised qualification.  On successful completion of the course, you will achieve a certificate for an Introductory Award in Life and Living Skills at Entry 2 or Entry 3. 

Our English courses progress all the way to Functional Skills Level 2 which is the same complexity as a GCSE English Qualification and is regarded as an equivelent Level 2 qualification with employers when looking for jobs. 

 

Costs and Fees?

There are no fees charged to you.

Your course fees are paid for through the West Midlands Combined Authority, which is government funding.

 

Equipment Required:

You may wish to bring a note pad and pen/pencil and start to make your own reference notes.