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Improve your English

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English Language
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1 year
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Course Content:

This course is for learners who do not have a level 2 qualification and is suitable for those who lack confidence in reading, writing, spelling or discussion skills. If you do not have a GCSE in English at grade C (4) or above, or a National Test level 2 qualification, you may be able to attend this course. You will study in a small group at your own pace. The course will help you to improve your reading, writing and communication skills. You will work individually on the areas that you find difficult, and will take a nationally recognised qualification at the end of the course

Studying at Alton College:

You will work in a small, friendly group with plenty of one-to-one support. You will have access to the internet during the lessons to do research and produce written work.


You will be given the opportunity to take a qualification in adult literacy towards the end of the course. Exam dates and times will be set by negotiation with the tutor and the exam board.


English GCSE

Entry Requirements:

An interview is required before you can enrol on this course.

Course Costs:

You will be expected to supply writing materials and note book/A4 file.


This is an Education and Skills Funding Agency course and you may be exempt from the tuition fee. Tuition fees for overseas students may vary from those quoted.



Unless your tutor informs you otherwise, classes will not be held on college closure days. Details regarding these dates can be found on the general information page


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