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English Improvers  

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Code: Q23AA0003  

Location: Alfreton ACE Centre  

Cost: Free  

Starting: Monday 11 September 2023 

Duration: 37 sessions over 37 week(s)

Time: 12.30pm 

By continuing you confirm that you are enrolling onto an adult learning course and that you are aged 19 or over on 1 September 2023, or you are enrolling a young person aged 14-18 on 31 August 2023 specifically onto one of our Study Programme courses, and that you agree to the terms and conditions.



This course is for:
This course is for learners who need a GCSE English Language qualification. It may also be appropriate for learners who want to improve their grade. Previous qualifications are not essential, however a Level 2 Functional Skills in English is useful.

You will learn:
You will cover writing, speaking & listening tasks, reading and language analysis. Writing skills will include, writing for purpose and creative writing. The course will feature a mixture of tutor-led activities, individual work, group work and homework. You will participate in regular reading, writing, speaking and listening activities. You will complete two externally assessed exams to achieve your qualification.

Work outside of sessions:
There is an expectation that you will complete work outside of the sessions in your own time. You will be given tasks or activities to complete or practise between taught sessions as homework each week. Your tutor will give guidance at the first session.
You will also be able to use our online learning tool, BKSB, to practise at home on a tablet, laptop or your phone.

Additional costs and what to bring:
If you do not already have a GCSE in English Language grade 4 or above, there are no tuition costs or exam fees for this course.
If you do have a GCSE in English Language grade 4 or above, tuition and exam fees will apply. Ask in centre for details.

Bring along a pen and paper so that you can make your own notes. Handouts will be provided. You will need a folder to keep all your work together and a dictionary may also be useful. You may be provided with a reading list to support your learning.
Commitment and a willingness to take on the challenge and see it through to completion is essential.

Progression from this course:
You may wish to progress to one of our other courses such as GCSE Maths or Access to Higher Education. Discuss your next steps with your tutor. If you would like to access additional support or guidanc  



Time and duration

Start Date: 11 September 2023
Start Time: 12.30pm
Day: Monday
First Lesson Duration: 02:00
Total Weeks: 37


Alfreton ACE Centre  
Church Street  
DE55 7BD  
01629 533090

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