Preparation for work & study programmes

These courses offer a more supported route towards vocational learning, independent living or supported work. The emphasis is on tailoring learning to individual learner needs and programmes both for individual learners and groups of learners can differ in terms of length, content, context or setting. The suitability of programmes will be discussed during interview/initial assessment process and regularly reviewed.

 

ESOL

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) will help you improve your language skills and take part in life in the UK.

We have courses at all levels for all ages that take place in college and in popular community venues. All of our ESOL teachers are highly experienced and qualified.

  1. Full-time course for 16-19 year olds whose first language is not English.
  2. Part-time daytime or evening courses for adult learners.
  3. Advanced Communication and Language skills – Preparation for IELTS
  4. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages TESOL

You will study the key skills of:

Why should I study ESOL?

What are the entry requirements?

Students do not need to have any qualifications, just the motivation to work hard and to participate in classes with other students from a variety of backgrounds.

 

Foundation Skills

Foundation Skills is designed to provide a more supported college experience. Students with learning difficulties and disabilities or students who have had support at school often study in Foundation Skills.

Foundation Skills courses focus on improving English and maths skills, developing independent living skills, developing skills to help students get a job or develop the basic skills needed to progress into the wider college.

On our programmes you will gain confidence and develop practical skills for life and for the workplace. All our classes are small and friendly with lots of support, whenever you need it. You can work at your own pace, and on some courses, have the chance to take extra certificates.

Key elements:

Why should I study Foundation Skills?

What are the entry requirements?

Some of our courses are offered at entry level 1, 2 and 3. We will match the course and level to your learning needs and your goals and ambitions.

 

Prince’s Trust

You will also gain a national qualification: Prince’s Trust Certificate in Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills.

Aimed at people aged 16 – 25 and not in employment or education, the 12 week Prince’s Trust course is fully funded and your JSA is unaffected!

The course will equip you with skills that will improve your chances of progressing into work or further education. You will undertake a team-building week away, a community project, work placement and participate in a team challenge. We will also support you in developing your CV and interview skills and help you identify a career path.

You will work on projects, be part of a team, make friends and benefit from valuable work experience; maths and English skills are embedded into the course as standard.

With your Prince’s Trust Certificate you could progress onto:

Why should I study at East Coast College?

 

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