English (Entry, Level 1, GCSE) part-time courses for adults

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English is required for most jobs and for further study. After you Apply, we will invite you for an assessment to check your level.

This will make sure you start at the best level for you to achieve. We have Entry, level 1 and GCSE courses. Choose to study at

  • Deacon House, LS14
  • Enfield Centre, LS7
  • Joseph Priestley, LS11
  • Eastgate, LS2
Cost: Free for adults who do not already have a GCSE. Payment will be required for those who already have a minimum of a GCSE grade C or 4 or above.

Course Information

You will agree an Individual Learning Plan with your teacher who will give
you feedback on your progress throughout the course. You can work on topics that
meet your individual needs at your own pace. You will complete study outside the
classroom via online resources.


Who is this course for?

Adult learners who may be coming back to education to improve their maths or English, or gain a GCSE qualification.

Units / Modules

Speaking, Reading and Writing

Benefits / Skills

Benefits of this programme include:

  • Flexible online delivery, or in class.
  • The ability to study at your own pace with tutor support.
  • Progression to further study such as GCSE or an Access to HE course.
  • Improved employment prospects and opportunities.

Assessment Types

You will complete assessments in class to show your skills. For GCSE, there are exams.

Entry Requirements

Once you have applied, you will complete a short skills assessment so we can offer you the appropriate course for your needs.

Career Progression

Progression will depend on the qualification you have achieved. A Functional Skills qualification in English and maths will lead to progression to GCSE level or improve your employment prospects.

Course Details


30 weeks

Study Type

Part time

Course Code


Course Facts


Teachers who care


A family environment in our Adult community centres

Trips and Opportunities

Ofsted Grade 1 for Adult Courses

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