This course is appropriate if you speak English as a second language and want to improve your English language skills for work or further training. It's ideal if you are living in the UK on a permanent or long-term basis. The course aims to develop your language skills and your confidence over 17 hours a week of taught classes, directed self-study and personal tutorial time.
This is an Intermediate Level course. The course will also focus on employability skills. You will have the opportunity to improve your IT and numeracy. The course also includes preparation for a 3-day work placement and careers guidance. This will prepare you for further studies and employment.
This course is particularly suited to young learners aged 16 to 24. This course is bursary funded so you will not have to pay course fees and may be eligible for other bursary funding. You will be expected to buy the course materials as specified by your tutor (approximately £45).
ESOL for Employability NC Level 4 course information
- English language skills of reading writing listening and speaking
- You will develop your grammar at an Intermediate level
- You will extend your general and work vocabulary
- You will study the core skills of numeracy and IT
- You will organise an event
- You will develop skills in applying for work and going to interviews
- You will complete the SQA Work Experience unit (Level 3) including a work placement
- You will complete the SQA NC ESOL for Employability Level 4 award
- SQA National 3 or equivalent
- Assessment of language level as part of the application
English Proficiency Requirements
- SQA Access 3 or equivalent.
How the course is assessed
- The course is internally assessed
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
- You will be invited for a test and interview where your language level and suitability for the course will be checked
Progression And Articulation Routes
- Progress onto the next level of ESOL.
- Progress onto NC ESOL for Employability Level 5.
- Progress to other level 5 ESOL and Employability courses.
Course Cost And Funding Options
Information about funding can be found here
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