Entry Level 1 in English Skills

Course content

Students complete two units out of those below. A tutor will recommend, following discussions, the most appropriate units to study, based on individual English skills profile.


  • read and understand short texts with familiar subjects or settings.
  • read and get information from texts they see on a daily basis
  • recognise letters of the alphabet in both upper and lower case


  • use words and phrases to give information
  • write a simple sentence
  • write the letters of the alphabet, using both upper and lower case letters
  • write for some different purposes


  • spell basic plurals
  • use the prefix ‘un’- to show opposites
  • spell words starting with some common pairs of letters e.g ‘sp’ and ‘st’
  • spell personal key and familiar words correctly.

 Grammar and Punctuation

  • write simple sentences and join them using a common conjunction
  • understand and use adjectives
  • use basic punctuation marks correctly
  • use capital letters for proper nouns.

 Receiving and Responding to Information

  • listen for overall meaning and some detail
  • respond to others and answer simple questions
  • take part in simple conversations


  • talk to others
  • communicate in a range of situations
  • show the skills needed to take part in a discussion

Who is the course for?

People aged 16 – 18

People aged up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan

This is a stepping stone qualification and is aimed at learners who may have gained an Entry Level 1 qualification but may need some additional time to develop their English skills before moving up to the next level.

Assessment method

There will be exams at the end of this course.

Future opportunities / career options

Progression to further English qualifications.