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ESOL 16-18 Access Study Programme level 1/2

Preparation for Life and Work

Preparation for Life and Work
Preparation for Life and Work
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title ESOL 16-18 Access Study Programme level 1/2
Code C1635
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


This course is for students aged 16-18 who do not have English as a first language and who wish to improve their English language skills in order to progress to other courses, training or employment. This study programme is offered at five different levels, from entry level 1 to Level 2 and after an initial assessment in English and maths, students are allocated a course at the appropriate level.


You will attend a modular programme consisting of English, maths, ICT, office skills, guidance, citizenship, history and science that will prepare you to access further education and employment opportunities. You will be improving your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills along with several vocational skills. The course also includes general studies, vocational tasters, projects, work experience and a programme of enrichment including sports and educational visits. You will be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.

How will it be delivered?

You will complete weekly formative assessments in English, maths and ICT, built around the topics covered each week. You will also take Functional Skills exams in English, maths and ICT.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. Your level of English will be assessed via a variety of reading, writing, speaking and comprehension tasks and your maths level will be assessed via an on-line maths initial assessment programme. Based on the results of these assessment tasks, you will be allocated an entry 1, entry 2, entry 3, level 1 or a level 2 course. It is possible for you to move to the next level during the academic year.

Your next steps...

After successfully completing the programme, you will be able to progress to higher levels within ESOL, courses in other vocational areas or to suitable employment opportunities. Your tutors will provide guidance and will help you to make suitable choices about progression. They will also assist you with the completion and submission of applications for other courses.



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