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Adult English: Entry Level, Level 1 & Level 2

  • Entry Levels
  • L1
  • L2
  • UE

Need to improve your English? Would you like to be able to help your kids with their homework? Need Level 2 English as an entry requirement for further studies or QTLS? Do you just want to ‘Brush Up’ your skills? This course develops your comprehension, spelling and writing skills to improve your job prospects and prepare you for further study.

Note: To book onto this course, please ring Student Recruitment on 01234 291000 to book an assessment.

Entry requirements

You do not need any qualifications to start this course; however you must be 19 or over, a UK/EEA citizen and have a minimum Level 1 ability in spoken English. You will be asked to attend a short informal interview and undertake a free assessment before your course starts to help determine your existing skill level.

Please note that the focus of this course is to develop the language skills of people who speak English as their first/home language. If English is not your first language, please refer to our ESOL courses.

Course content

During the course you will cover topics including:

  • Reading
  • Punctuation
  • Comprehension
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Sounds-Write - Phonics For Adult Learners.

The phonics programme Sounds-Write is incorporated into Entry level classes to help learners improve their basic literacy skills. Research has shown that synthetic phonics is the most effective way to teach reading. It is an effective tool to use with adult learners who struggle with reading and spelling.

Assessment methods

Depending upon the level at which you study, you will be entered for a City & Guilds Functional Skills qualification, available from Entry Level 1 to Level 2.

Further study and career options

This course leads to a nationally-recognised qualification which may help you to gain employment or access further learning programmes.

Additional information

You can enrol in either September or January and will need to attend College for a minimum of two hours per week during the morning, afternoon or evening. Initial assessments (placement interviews) take place throughout the year.

Funding information

You will need to pay a £30 resources fee to enrol on the course.

Course Information & How to Apply

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

Day(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
Contact us Flexible (choose from: 9.00am-11.00am, 11.30am-1.30pm, 2.15pm-4.15pm or 6.00pm-8.00pm) Free - subject to eligibility (£30 resources fee) Cauldwell Street BBP1984 Apply

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Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.