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16-18 Students (Age at 31st August)
19-23 Students (Age at 31st August)
- Students studying their first level 2 course (Some level 2 courses are not included, so please check with Student Services)
- Students studying their first level 3 course (Some level 3 courses are not included, so please check with Student Services)
- Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 or 2 course (see list of benefits below)
24+ Students (Age at 31st August)
- Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 course (see list of benefits below)
- Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 2 course (see list of benefits below)
- Apprenticeships are free of charge for the learner (you are actually paid a salary!)
- There is no upper age restriction to enrol onto an Apprenticeship programme, so long as you are 16+ years old.
- Working hours are usually between 30-40 hours per week which includes your release to College.
- There may be a fee for the employer willing to support you, but this depends on a few factors.
Please contact 01530 519 001 or email@example.com if you have any further questions regarding an Apprenticeship programme.
List of benefits
- Jobseeker's Allowance
- ESA (WRAG) (Work Related Activity Group)
- Universal Credit (Must be unemployed and required to undertake skills training)
- Wider Benefits – see list below
Wider benefits that are acceptable
In all cases the learner must:
- Be unemployed (i.e. not in any paid employment)
- Want to enter employment but need skills training to do so
- Sign the waiver agreement confirming the above
- Show current proof of the benefit
Child Tax Credit
Child's Special Allowance
Council Tax Benefit, administered by local authorities
Disability Living Allowance [Being replaced by Personal Independent Payments] (If paid to learner)
Graduated retirement benefit
Housing Benefit, administered by local authorities
Pensions payable under the Industrial Death Benefit scheme
Reduced Earnings Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above
Retirement Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above
War Widow's pension
Widowed Parent's Allowance
Working Tax Credit. (If paid to spouse, not the learner)
Reference: Funding Rules Version 2020-21
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More information about this Course
We offer English Language GCSE courses over 32 weeks to adults over the age of 19. These courses consist of one 3 hour evening session per week with a subject specialist tutor.
The GCSE English Language course develops skills in both spoken and written forms and will improve spelling, punctuation and grammar as well as creative and formal writing.
What Qualifications Or Experience Do I Need?
Entry onto the programme depends on successful completion of a diagnostic assessment and an interview.
How Long Is The Course?
The course starts in September and finishes in June upon completion of 2 written exams. You will be attending a 3-hour session on a weekly basis with a view of working at home for another 3 hours. Total course length is 30 weeks.
What Will I Learn?
You will be covering the following topics: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening Skills
How Will I Learn?
Classes are taught by a qualified teacher. Each session will consist of presentation of new material and practice work. Sessions will aim to meet different learning preferences. Individual support will be available during these sessions.
How Will I Be Assessed?
You will be sitting 2 separate exams in June.
Where Could This Course Lead To?
Successful completion of this course can lead to access to apprenticeships, acceptance onto the Access to Higher Education course and access to HE.
Part Time - Daytime/ Evening
Full Time & Part Time