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: Becoming a Digital Learner; Grammar, Spelling and Vocabulary, and English Functional Skills, which includes an integrated project.

Becoming a Digital Learner

This will take place in the first 3-4 weeks of the course (15 Guided Learning Hours)

This part of the course will give you the opportunity to get to know our IT systems, 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.

Equality and Diversity/Health and Wellbeing

This course will be 2-3 weeks long.

This short course will provide you with a qualification and covers important topics for life and work. 

Grammar, Spelling and Vocabulary

This course will contain up to 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.

Community Course

This course will run for two weeks. 

This short course will allow you to apply your English skills on a small community project.

English Functional Skills

This course will contain up to 75 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.

Support if you are registered unemployed, looking for a job or a better job – Route to Work 

As part of your programme of learning, we will support you to develop the skills you need to get a job or a better job, such as CV writing, application forms, interviews and working in a team.  Your tutor will discuss your individual learning and development needs to agree with you which of our Route to Work short courses will best suit your needs and enrol you onto these modules.  

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