Our Courses Find Courses English Courses Take a look at our range of literacy courses below: Back to Basics Literacy Entry Level Award in English Further dates to be announced soon This course will develop skills in reading and writing and also speaking and listening. Read for Meaning Various levels: Entry, Level 1, Level 2 Level 1 27th April 2020 ( Mon- Wed) Level 2 5th February 2020 - (Wed-Fri) 9th March 2020 - (Mon-Wed) This course helps you to draw understanding from what you read. You will explore ways of improving reading and understanding, how to summarise information and identify the key points of a variety of texts. Write for Meaning Various levels: Entry, Level 2 9th March 2020 (Mon-Wed) 27th May 2020 (Wed-Fri) 8th June 2020 ( Mon-Wed) This course focuses on writing clearly and logically. You will look at how to plan and produce a rough draft of your writing in order to produce a final piece. You will explore different writing styles and how you can adjust your style to suit a purpose, situation or mood. Improve Your Reading Entry 11th February 2020 (Tue) 14th May 2020 (Thurs) 25th June 2020 (Thurs) If you struggle to read or you’re not confident and would like to improve this one day course could give you the confidence to progress your reading skills. Punctuation and Grammar Various Levels: Entry, Level 1 4th May 2020 (Mon-Wed) On this course we explore the use of punctuation marks such as full stops and commas. We also look at what makes a good sentence. You will look at the basics of grammar and how to link ideas to make more complex sentences and express your ideas. Literacy Practice Entry 29th April 2020 (Wed-Fri) 10th June 2020 (Wed-Fri) 20th July 2020 (Mon-Wed) If you are a learner who has been assessed as just below entry 3 or an ESOL learner who has progressed through ESOL courses and you have now come to a halt in literacy development, this course is for you. You may be not quite ready for Entry 3 so completing this course is the perfect opportunity to further develop in preparation for future courses or employment opportunities. Advanced Punctuation and Grammar Level 2 19th February 2020 (Wed-Fri) You will use basic punctuation such as commas and apostrophes and you will look at academic/formal punctuation use such as the colon, semicolon and brackets. You will also explore grammar and sentence structure in detail Confidence with Spelling Various Levels: Entry, Level 1 2nd March 2020 (Mon-Wed) 15th April 2020 (Wed-Fri) This course will help you to improve your spelling. The course covers ways of remembering the spelling of words that you may find awkward such as using spelling rules, patterns of letters within words and other memorising methods. Creative Writing for Beginners No Level 16th March 2020 (Mon-Wed) 18th June 2020 (Thurs) Would you like to put your ideas and thoughts down on paper? Have you always wanted to write something creative, but not sure how? This course is aimed at those who want to write imaginatively but need to know how to start. Or to those who maybe have written a little and want to know how to improve. Through discussion and group support you will be able to produce something you are really proud of. Creative Writing Level 2 Further dates to be announced soon. If you enjoy writing for pleasure or you haven’t done much free writing, but feel that you would like to, then this course could help you to unlock your creative potential. Speaking and Listening Level 1 30th March 2020 Level 2 29th June 2020 Sharing ideas by talking and listening is an important part of everyday life. This course will help to build your communication skills and improve your confidence in a variety of situations, such as in formal and informal discussions. Functional Skills: Literacy Level 2 Please contact our Admissions team at :[email protected] for further information. Call our Admissions team on 0121 472 0116 for more information on any of our courses.