Progression in English - Blended Course

 

Who is this course for?

Do you want a basic understanding of English?

Do you want to develop your knowledge and understanding of English?

Do you want to improve your reading, writing and speaking skills?

Want to improve your English?

Do you want to revise the basics before taking an accredited course?

 

Then this course may be for you. 

 

This course is for adults who would like to gain a nationally recognised English qualification.  You will work towards a Functional Skills English qualification at either Entry 1, Entry 2 or Entry 3.  The first four weeks of the course will help to prepare you for studying by incorporating study skills sessions and a well-being workshop at Level 1 and Level 2.  

Locations

Venue Day Time Start Date End Date Enrolment
Tipton College, Tipton Tuesday* 9:15am - 11:45am 28/09/2021 24/05/2022
Ron Davis Centre, Smethwick Thursday* 9:15am - 11:45am 30/09/2021 26/05/2022
Tipton College, Tipton Tuesday* 12.30pm - 3pm 28/09/2021 24/05/2022
Tipton College, Tipton Tuesday* 6pm - 8.30pm 28/09/2021 24/05/2022
Hateley Heath FETC, West Bromwich Wednesday* 9:15am - 11:45am 29/09/2021 25/05/2022
Tipton College, Tipton Thursday* 9:15am - 11:45am  30/09/2021 26/05/2022
Ron Davis Centre, Smethwick Wednesday* 9:15am - 11:45am 29/09/2021 25/05/2022
Ron Davis Centre, Smethwick Wednesday* 12.30pm - 3pm 29/09/2021 25/05/2022

*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

You will be given advice and guidance about the best starting point for you.  Please ask for details when enquiring. You will work towards a nationally recognised qualification which will help you to progress onto further study or to progress in the workplace. You will also gain skills which will support you in everyday life.  You will learn in a supportive environment, away from the demands of normal life.  Your tutor will support you with your learning, enabling you to progress and achieve.  You will develop your skills in speaking and listening, reading and writing.  

You will be encouraged to attend regularly. 

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

  • Read and comprehend a text and answer questions about it in writing.
  • Gain confidence in using tense and subject-verb agreement correctly in written and spoken English.
  • Use conjunctions to join simple sentences together to create compound    sentences.
  • Confidently ask and answer questions in English.
  • Personal targets will be agreed.

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
  • ​Aged 19+
  • 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.

When you enrol with us, we will ask you to complete a simple test. If your level of English is above this level then we will refer you to that level English course. We do this to make sure you are studying at the right level to ensure your personal growth and development.

You will be encouraged to attend regularly.  When you have completed this course you can progress onto the next stage of learning English at Functional Skills Level. 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 equivalent Level 2 qualification with employers when looking for jobs. 

The benefits of this course

You will work towards a nationally recognised qualification which will help you to progress onto further study or to progress in the workplace. You will also gain skills which will support you in everyday life.  You will learn in a supportive environment, away from the demands of normal life.  Your tutor will support you with your learning, enabling you to progress and achieve.  You will develop your skills in speaking and listening, reading and writing.   

Teaching

All our teaching and learning at Sandwell Adult and Family Learning (SAFL) 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?

Your personal learning goals will be agreed at the beginning of the course and recorded on your personal learning plan (PLP).  The PLP 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.  Your 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.  As part of the course you will take speaking and listening assessments and at the end of the course you will take a reading exam and a writing exam.  

Qualification

You will be working towards a nationally recognised Functional Skills qualification at either Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3, Level 1 or Level 2.  

After completing this 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.

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

A pen, paper and a dictionary. All other learning materials are provided