Course overview

Adult English City of Bristol College

This 24-week, part-time course will give you skills to use English in everyday life. It can help you to progress in employment or education. Would you like to have more confidence in your use of English? Do you want to improve your English for progression at work, or to help your children with their homework?

Are you thinking about doing English GCSE but need to brush up on your skills? This English course could be for you.

We will be in contact with an assessment date to ensure you are enrolled on the course at the right level for you.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

These courses are for adult learners who want to develop their confidence in using English, use accurate English to progress at work or prepare for higher courses such as GCSE English.

We also offer part-time courses for adults whose first language is not English.

What you'll learn

Our English courses are specifically designed to develop your skills and confidence in: spelling, punctuation and grammar, writing different texts and reading and understanding, but above all, we aim to make learning English relevant and enjoyable.

NB: If you start in September, you may be able to study towards an English Functional Skills qualification at Level 1 or Level 2 in the same academic year.

Course entry requirements

You don’t need any qualifications to apply for this course. We will ask you to take an initial assessment online and have an interview with one of our friendly teachers.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

You will be taught and assessed by our specialist adult learning teaching team throughout the duration of your studies.

Future career and study opportunities

Studying Functional Skills will open up a range of possibilities. The course is designed to give you the skills in English that employers need. They also help to develop your skills for further vocational or academic courses.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery.

Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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