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English for Adults

COURSE OVERVIEW

We offer a range of English classes to suit all abilities and aspirations. After you have applied to study with us you will be invited into the college for an assessment and a chat with the English department. This will determine what course and level are best for you and your goals. These courses are designed for native speakers of English but we’re happy to accept students who have English as a second language if they have achieved or are working, at least, at level 1 ESOL.

Pre-GCSE and Functional Skills courses

Are you keen to gain a GCSE in English but think you need a bit more time to prepare? Our Pre-GCSE and Functional Skills courses could be the right level for you. These courses will give you the time and skills you need to be successful on the GCSE qualification in the future

GCSE English

This course is a key qualification which is asked for as an entry requirement for many courses and jobs. GCSE English aims to develop your oral communication, language, reading, creative writing skills, and text analysis. The team is made up of experienced English teachers and we have consistently achieved very high success rates and student satisfaction. We have classes in the morning, afternoon and evening and all classes last for 3 hours. Exact times of the classes you can choose from will be provided after you have been to the college and completed the assessment.

Brush-up your English

If it has been a long time since you have studied English, or completed an assessment, this short, welcoming course will gently re-introduce you to some of the basics that you may have forgotten or didn’;t understand in the first place. This course will run in the summer term.

Please email adultenglishandmaths@gbmc.ac.uk if you have any questions about any of our English courses.

FURTHER INFORMATION

These courses are open to adults aged 18 or older who have not yet achieved a grade 4 (or C) in GCSE English. They are designed for native speakers of English but we’re happy to accept students who have English as a second language if they have achieved or are working, at least, at level 1 ESOL.

*FREE* Online short courses

Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.

HOW THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORKS

Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2

Apply

Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.

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