Entry Level ESOL is perfect for learners with a basic understanding of the English Language who want to develop their ability to read and write in English and speak the language in order to improve their employability skills and further integrate into British society. You will have lots of opportunities to practise your spoken ability in English as well as developing your vocabulary to read and write more confidently in English. This course will focus on developing your confidence in speaking English in the workplace and at interviews, to the doctor or council, as well as socially in the shops, with friends and whilst travelling.
What can I do next?
On successful completion of Entry Level ESOL for Employability Development you can progress onto the ESOL Qualification for Career Development and Progression which can lead to either English Functional Skills or a GCSE in English Language.
What will I be doing?
You will build your vocabulary, your confidence and the skills required for both every day and work-related communication in English and integration into British society.
- Term 1 will extend on a basic knowledge of colours, numbers, time, weather, jobs, food, and drink. You will build on your ability to use capital letters and full stops and learn how to use additional punctuation. You will start to combine your use of tenses
- Term 2 will develop your speaking and listening skills with a focus on employability. You will take part in role plays around applying for jobs, form filling, interviews and developing English language to meet workplace requirements
- Term 3 will develop your reading and writing skills to further improve your employability. You will learn how to use your tenses correctly with a focus on present, future and past tenses. Role play will focus on job applications, form filling and professional letter writing
How will I be assessed?
You will be set targets and assessed at the end of each term, on achieving your targets you will receive an HRC Certificate of Achievement. In term 1 you will be assessed against your speaking and listening, reading and writing skills at entry level. Term 2 will be assess your speaking and listening skills for employability development and term 3 will assess your reading and writing skills for employability development.
A basic understanding of the English spoken language and some ability to read and write in English. You can apply for the course online or go to our Information Centre at either Broxbourne or Ware College to collect a paper application. After applying you will be invited to the College for an interview with an ESOL tutor to check your level of English. You will also by assessed by our Information Team who will check your passport, Home Office documents, that you have been resident in the country for 3 years, evidence of employment benefits or low wage. The interview and assessment can take up to 2 hours, you can bring a friend or family member who can speak English on your behalf at the interview and assessment.
What do I need to bring?
You will need to have a real passion to learn English and some time to do homework and practise your English outside of the classroom. You will need to be willing to do group work and take part in role plays to develop your speaking and listening skills. You will be expected to attend every week or notify your tutor for reason of absence, failure to do so could result in you being withdrawn and refunds cannot be issued for non-attendance.The college will provide you with worksheets and writing books, you will need to bring your own pens. You will be provided with a student email and shown how to use your emails. This course is designed to be taught in the classroom with an ESOL tutor and a group of learners (maximum class sizes of 16) however please be aware that if the Government or the Local Authority announces a lockdown due to the Coronavirus, classes will move to online learning. You will be given a student email account and access to Office 365 at the start of your course and shown how to work these, so you are ready to complete classes and learning online if needed, at any time throughout the year.
£225 for the year. Please note, refunds cannot be issued on the grounds of personal reasons or personal change in circumstances, once the course has started. Learners that can provide evidence that they receive Universal Credit or Job Seekers Allowance or earn less than £17,374.50 per year could be eligible for fee remission. Learners that can provide Home Office evidence of asylum, refugee, humanitarian, exceptional or indefinite leave to enter or remain status (including Calais leave to remain), could also be eligible for fee remission. You will need to have been resident in the country for 3 years.
These fees are indicative of the 2021-22 costs and may be subject to change