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English and Maths (inc. ESOL)

ESOL: Living and Working in the UK/Preparation for Employment (Intensive Course)

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

The course will run from Tuesday 11th June - Friday 21st June. Class times are 9.30am-11.00am (for all levels). You will be expected to attend every class for the duration of the course.

Entry requirements

This course is aimed at adult learners where English is not their first language

You will achieve

You will achieve the qualification in preparation for employment and living and working in the UK at the level you have studied.

Course overview

The course will cover:

  • improving communication skills
  • speaking
  • listening
  • reading
  • writing
  • identifying personal strengths and what you need to improve

This course aims to help you improve your language skills while exploring the following topics;

  • UK geography
  • living in community
  • rights and responsibilities
  • education system
  • religion
  • customs and traditions
  • sport and leisure
  • arts and culture
  • places of interest

Course content

Living and Working in the UK:

There are different levels of study for this course. The tutor will assess which is the right level for you

Entry 1 – mainly for learners new to the UK who are wanting to gain an understanding of British society.

Entry 2 – for learners who have some prior knowledge of British society but want to develop their understanding of religion, customs and culture in the UK

Entry 3 – learners at entry 3 will develop an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of British citizens including things like; paying tax, contributing to society, looking after the environment and voting.

Preparation for employment:

Across all levels this course aims to help learners prepare for employment along with a general understanding of the world of work.

The level of course is dependent on learners level of English and this will be assessed during IAG*

You will take a test at the end of the course

All material will be provided

You can progress onto the next level course or possibly another subject area.

How much does the course cost?

If you aren’t eligible for funding, the cost will be £300. Asylum seekers, people on Universal Credit, and people working part time or earning less than £21,255 per year do not pay.  

Extra information

This course may have additional funding available as follows:

For learners living in applicable South Yorkshire or West Yorkshire areas:

  • If you receive benefits* or earn below £21,255 you may not have to pay any fee for this course
  • If you do not receive benefits or earn below £21,255 then you may have to pay some of the course fee

If you live outside of the applicable South Yorkshire or West Yorkshire areas:

  • You will have to pay the full fee for this course

*Benefits include Job Seekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit. If you are unemployed, actively seeking employment and receive Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit, Income Support or WFTC then you may also receive funding for this course. You will need to provide evidence of your eligibility which will be checked at enrolment.

This course is funded by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) and/or West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA). You must be living in the South or West Yorkshire regions to qualify for funding.

Part-time courses are only available for learners who are 19 years old and above. You may not have to pay for this course if you are employed but earn below £21,255 a year, or if you receive Job Seekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit. If you are unemployed, actively seeking employment and receive Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit, Income Support or WFTC then you may also receive funding for this course. You will need to provide evidence of your eligibility which will be checked at enrolment.

This course is funded by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) and/or West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA). You must be living in the South or West Yorkshire regions to qualify for funding.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

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ESOL: Living and Working in the UK/Preparation for Employment (Intensive Course)

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