English Foundation Skills Level 1/2

You will develop skills in reading, writing and speaking and listening, along with study skills you need to succeed in your further studies. You will also develop your confidence and employability skills to improve your employment prospects to find work in the future. Students who successfully complete this course may progress onto Functional Skills in the Spring term. A good level of spoken English is required. Entry is by college based assessment. Learners who are not ready for this programme will be referred to other programmes.

START DATE AND TIME:
Tue, 19th September 2017
1900 - 2100
DURATION:
10 Weeks
Code:
FE024
Full fee:
£0.0
Concessionary fee:*
£0.0

TUTOR:

Caroline Ellis

Address

PACA Adult learning, Chalky Road
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You will develop skills in reading, writing and speaking and listening, along with study skills you need to succeed in your further studies. You will also develop your confidence and employability skills to improve your employment prospects to find work in the future. Students who successfully complete this course may progress onto Functional Skills in the Spring term. A good level of spoken English is required. Entry is by college based assessment. Learners who are not ready for this programme will be referred to other programmes.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Develop skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening in English, in order to improve employability.
  • Complete a CV and job applications in a career area of your choice.
  • Develop spelling, grammar and punctuation in English in order to write more effectively.
  • Discuss and present ideas while working with others.
  • Develop research skills using online resources.
  • Read for better understanding and to develop vocabulary.

  • COURSE CONTENT

    Course includes spelling, grammar and punctuation to aid more effective writing of documents, particularly relating to employment.
    Developemnt of IT skills in order to access online rescources purposefully and to complete a research project.
    Reading a whole book of your choice for discussion.
    Using resources on our online Moodle site for self-development.


    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

    Teaching will include whole class teaching and individual learning.
    The use of computers will be integral to the course but learners will also complete worksheets and handwritten tasks.
    Pair work and group work, as well as individual activities, will form part of the class, with a focus on working with others as preparation for employment.
    You will demonstrate your ability to manage your learning inside and outside of the classroom by using Moodle, creating a learner file divided into sections to manage the different strands of your learning, and identifying then routinely employing strategies which suit your learning style and preferences.


    COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Minimum Functional Skills English at Entry 3, or GCSE English Language at Grade E, or ESOL Level 1, or by college based assessment.


    HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

    A portfolio of coursework will be completed and learnng will be checked during the class. Learners will also complete one to one turorials with the tutor to discuss progress.


    EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

    Learners will need to read independently and completion of coursework tasks will be required at home, which may require the use of a computer and printer. Those learners without their own computer may access college computers at set times.


    MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

    Pens, pencils, A4 lined paper, highlighter pens, English dictionary and a small notebook for vocabulary.


    WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    Successful learners will progress onto Functional Skills English programmes, which can also lead onto GCSE English Language.

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    The majority of our courses are funded by the Skills Funding Agency, and this in turn may be used for match funding with the ESF (European Social Fund). Therefore your course may be funded by the ESF as well as the Skills Funding Agency.