We offer a range of courses designed to build the skills needed in order to progress.
These courses are for people whose first language is not English and want to improve, in order to help deal with everyday life. Learners will work on their speaking and understanding of English according to their level and learn how to talk about everyday topics. You will learn new vocabulary and practise English grammar in interesting activities such as games, role-plays and discussions, in pairs or small groups.
Most classes are accredited and you will have the opportunity to gain a qualification. The ESOL courses are delivered at our three centres Macbeth, Uxbridge Road and Normand Croft Community School.
For more information go to English for speakers of other languages (ESOL).
English and Maths
The English and Maths courses are delivered at two main centres - Macbeth and Uxbridge Road. There are no fees for these courses (in most cases) and they are offered from entry 1 (beginner) to Level 2 (advanced). They are for adults who want to develop and improve their reading, writing and maths skills and gain a recognised qualification which will improve their confidence for work or further studies.
The English and Maths programmes are delivered in semesters for Entry level Functional Skills and Access courses. Level 1 and Level 2 are delivered over a 22-week period.
Family Learning is part of wider community learning provision, supporting parents and carers to engage with their children, to understand more about their children’s learning, improve self-confidence and skills for life, by providing inclusive learning opportunities for families. For many, this is a first step towards further learning, voluntary work and/or paid employment. The Family Learning programme facilitates appropriate and achievable progression pathways within Skills for Life Functional Skills English, Maths and ESOL.
We offer a broad range of taster sessions, activity courses and half term events. These include Family Pottery, African Drumming, Family Spanish, Arts and Craft, Family Cookery and Fight Like a Girl (women and girls self defence classes).
ESOL, english and maths courses require an interview before enrolling.