English Part-time

GCSE , Level 1
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What Our Students Say

“The decision that made me pick between here and other places was when I came to the open day everyone was just really friendly and open, and it just felt like a really welcoming environment to be in.”


“Before I came to Leeds City College, I was in school, I was in such a bad way at school, skiving lessons all the time, teachers always on my case, getting kicked out numerous times almost. So I applied for here just hoping to get on a course, I got accepted – it was entry Level 3. Dave was my tutor and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better as a tutor, because he just helped me. He helped me with every regard, with Maths and English, workshop work, the theory side of the workshop work – telling me how everything is and showing me what’s what.”


I think I’ve really enjoyed the fact that I’ve had to make new friendships, especially because I didn’t know anyone coming in – but after the first few weeks I think I’ve adapted to it really well.


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Course Information


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.


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.

Course units/modules

Speaking, Reading and Writing

Benefits and 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.

Entry requirements

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

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

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.

Assessment types

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

Course details

Duration: 30 weeks
Study Type: Part time
Course Code: 78302-01

Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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