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 and is designed to support those who want to secure a nationally recognised qualification in English revisit and revise the key areas and competancies before taking on an accredited course. This course will help reinforce the foundations and put you in the best position to take on a Functional Skills qualification. 


Venue Day Time Start Date End Date Enrolment
Hateley Heath FETC, West Bromwich Monday* 9:25am - 11:25am 02/11/2020 07/12/2020
Ron Davis Centre, Smethwick Tuesday* 12.55pm - 2.55pm 03/11/2020 08/12/2020
Tipton College, Tipton Tuesday*

5.55pm - 7.55pm

03/11/2020 08/12/2020
Ron Davis Centre, Smethwick Wednesday* 12.55pm - 2.55pm 04/11/2020 09/12/2020
Tipton College, Tipton Thursday* 12.55pm - 2.55pm  05/11/2020 10/12/2020
Ron Davis Centre, Smethwick Friday* 12.55pm - 2.55pm 06/11/2020 11/12/2020

*Blended courses are taught via a combination of classroom-based learning and online classes. 

Course Details

You will be given advice and guidance about the best starting point for you.  Please ask for details when enquiring.

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 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 must be committed to attending regularly and completing home study. You will need to have English skills at an E2 level to be able to fully engage with the course.

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

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

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 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?

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?

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 Feed?

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 and paper, other learning materials are provided