Entry Level 3 English Skills

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Course content

Reading

  • Understand the main points of texts including diagrams or graphs (texts are of more than one paragraph at this level)
  • Obtain specific information through detailed reading
  • Scan texts and use organisational features Eg: Contents, index, menus
  • Use strategies to read and understand texts in different format: Web page / application form

Writing

  • Plan, draft and organise writing
  • Sequence writing logically and clearly
  • Use basic grammar including appropriate verb tense and subject verb agreement
  • Spell correctly and check for accuracy

Speaking & Listening

  • Use techniques to clarify understanding
  • Give own point of view and listen to others’ point of view
  • Use formal and informal language as appropriate
  • Follow the main points of discussion
  • Respect other people’s turn to talk

At the end of the course there will be two paper based tests (Reading & Writing) and 2 recorded conversations for Speaking & Listening. You will have 45 minutes to answer each paper test. You can take the tests on different days.

Who is the course for?

  • People aged 16 – 18
  • People aged up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan
  • Adults aged 19+

This course is suitable for students who:

  • have achieved Entry Level 2 Functional Skills
  • are taking a vocational course for which English is required
  • would like to brush up on their English skills in order to start a vocational programme

Entry requirements

To start on this course you need to show at initial assessment that this is a suitable level for your current skills.

Progression

This course prepares you for progression to the Level 1 English course or progression to an Entry Level 3 vocational course.

Study Programme

If you are aged 16 – 18 or up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan this course will form part of your study programme. The programme includes a vocational study area, English and maths qualifications, employability skills, a work placement and other personal development and enrichment opportunities.

Course Fees

English qualifications are free for everyone up to Level 2.

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