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ENGLISH - FOUNDATION ENGLISH

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Course CodeCourse NameVenueDayStart TimeEnd TimeStart DateEnd Date  
24EN511FEnglish - Foundation EnglishENDERBY ADULT LEARNING CENTREWed9:30 AM12:00 PM22/01/202525/06/2025Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
24LB531FEnglish - Foundation EnglishLOUGHBOROUGH MOIRA CENTRETue12:30 PM3:00 PM21/01/202524/06/2025Available for EnquiriesCourse Info
24RO510FEnglish - Foundation EnglishTHURMASTON THE ROUNDHILL ACADEMYMon9:30 AM12:00 PM20/01/202530/06/2025Available for EnquiriesCourse Info

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01. Who is this course for?
The course is aimed at learners who wish to enrol on GCSE English in September 2025. The is an opportunity for learners to be entered for English, Functional Skills Level 2 if they do not hold this qualification.

02. What will I learn?
You will gain an insight into the content and workload of GCSE English.

03. How will I learn?
Your progress and achievements will be recognised and recorded throughout your course in a number of ways: For example: Practical tasks; Written and verbal feedback from your tutor; Learner diary; Mock exams; Exam results from exams in June; No coursework is involved; Homework; and from your engagement with your tutor and classmates on the course in the sessions.

04. What will I need to bring?
A folder to store handouts and notes and a pen and pencil. If you are enrolling for an online/blended learning course: It is important to check that you have suitable equipment and software and the digital skills to take part. You will need a laptop/PC or tablet computer, a good internet connection and be a competent user of IT. Smartphones are not suitable devices to use to study these courses.

05. What skills or experience do I need?
A recent Functional Skills qualification at level 1.There will be an entrance test, including a short interview/discussion, for those wishing to join the course to ensure that it is the right course for you.

06. How will I be assessed?
Your progress and achievements will be recognised and recorded throughout your course in a number of ways: For example: Practical tasks; Written and verbal feedback from your tutor; Learner diary; Homework; and from your engagement with your tutor and classmates on the course in the sessions.

07. What could I do after this course?
GCSE English

08. How will I be supported in my learning?
We aim to support all learners to succeed. Our tutors will work with all learners to meet individual needs by using a range of resources and teaching methods. When you enrol on your course you will be asked if you have any additional learning needs or disabilities which may affect your learning. This might include physical disabilities, neurodivergent needs (e.g., Autistic Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, dyslexia, or dyspraxia, etc.), visual and auditory impairments, or a medical condition which might affect your learning. Your tutor will contact you prior to joining the course to discuss what support can be put in place. For some learners, this may mean organising extra time in exams or arranging for a Learning Support Assistant to support your learning in class. We also offer a wide range of assistive technology such as reader pens, screen readers, large print keyboards and screens, alongside in-class resources such as coloured overlays, large-print resources and more.

09. Is help available with course fees?
Many of our courses are FREE to all learners. For fee-paying courses, if you are in receipt of state benefits or have a low income (£26,211.90 before deductions) you could be entitled to enrol on your course for FREE, or at a 70% Reduced Fee cost. If your course is accredited (working towards a formal qualification) your course may be FREE if you earn under £25,000 before deductions. Some exclusions apply, eligibility for fee reduction is subject to change, and you may be required to provide evidence of earnings. If the amount you must pay for your course is over £50, we offer instalment plans which break down the cost of learning into a set number of easy monthly payments. If you need help with the wider costs of study, such as childcare, resources, travel, and transport costs, you may be eligible to have these costs reimbursed through our Discretionary Learner Support Fund. Visit us online for more details, and to download the online application form.

10. How do I choose the right course for me?
If you are unsure about which course may be right for you, our team of Learning and Work Advisers are on hand to offer FREE and impartial information, advice and guidance on learning and work options available to you. To book your free, confidential, and impartial appointment, please call FREEphone 0800 988 0308 or email LALS.LWA@leics.gov.uk.

  
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