Ilgun Yusuf - BAES Principal

Message from the Principal

As you know, the Government has announced a national lockdown to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus.

This lockdown covers educational establishments, including Adult Education and will be in place until at least 22 February 2021, when the measures will be reviewed.

If your course is planned to run online, it will continue online with no changes to its delivery. If your course currently runs in a centre, it will be run remotely, either online or via post, phone or email. If you think you will find it hard to work online or with support from your teacher by post, phone or email, please let your teacher know. Your teacher will contact you soon/early next week to explain the arrangements for your course.

We understand the challenges that a new lockdown and online education will bring and we are doing everything we can to offer you support through this difficult period. Our free Community Hub offers very useful resources and links to organisations that can provide additional support such as The Waiting Room. We will keep you informed of any new services launched to support you during the lockdown.

We also have a range of new courses and workshops that you can join online, whether you are already learning with us or you are new to the Service. When you enquire about a new course, please let us know if you have any concerns or difficulties engaging online.

We continue to be committed to providing you with the best possible service through these difficult times.


IIgun Yusuf
Principal/Head of Service

English Pathways - Entry Level 1 to Level 2

We recommend a year-long pathway to develop your English skills and knowledge. The English Pathways include: Skills for Life; Grammar, Spelling and Vocabulary, and English Functional Skills, which includes an integrated project.

Skills For Life

2 sessions a week for 3 weeks (15 Guided Learning Hours)

This part of the course will enable you to devise a personal plan that sets realistic targets for your English course and gives you an opportunity to review achievements and aspirations for life and work.

Courses run from the week beginning 14/09/20 to the week beginning 28/09/20. 

Grammar, Spelling and Vocabulary

2 sessions a week for 10 weeks (50 Guided Learning Hours)

This course will enable you to improve your spelling and grammar skills and to develop your vocabulary. You will explore grammar, punctuation and sentence structure in order to express your ideas clearly. You will learn new vocabulary to improve communication skills and learn spelling strategies, which are essential skills for the workplace.

Courses run from the week beginning 5/10/20 to the week beginning 14/12/20

English Functional Skills

2 sessions a week daytime courses for 20 weeks (90 Guided Learning Hours)

Course aims:

  • To improve your reading, writing and communication skills in real life contexts
  • To set goals to help you develop the English skills that you need in everyday life and work.
  • To gain a nationally recognised Functional Skills qualification. For more details see the Functional Skills Course Information sheet.
  • To join a Functional Skills course you will need to pass an English assessment.

Course runs from the week beginning 12/01/21 to the week beginning 21/06/21

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