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C&G Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Writing) (Entry 1)

Course Code: C0144
Campus: Titanic Quarter
Week Commencing: 05 Mar 18
End Date: 06 May 18
Time: 13:15-16:45
This is a Basic level (Entry 1) course in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). There are 2 types of Writing Entry Level 1 courses: Intensive (15 hours per week for 5 weeks) and part-time (3.5 – 4 hours per week for 10 weeks).
This general ESOL course will help you to improve your writing in English. We will prepare you for the City and Guilds ESOL Skills for Life Writing Exam at Entry Level 1.
This course will help you to:
• Write brief sentences and common phrases about basic personal and family information, shopping, the local area and jobs.
• Describe in writing things or help that you need, your background and your life in Northern Ireland.

By the end of the course students should be able to:
• Fill in basic documents such as forms, make lists, write short messages or notes.
• Develop strategies to aid spelling, form upper and lower case letters

Basic topics include: personal details, countries and nationalities, home, work, family and friends, free time and daily routines, health, transport, weather, buying things, and living in the UK.

We will also study the following: present simple, adverbs of frequency, present continuous, adjectives, question words, can ...?, there is/there are, have and has got, simple conjunctions, Verb + ing, comparisons and can for ability.
We have a maximum of 18 students in ESOL classes.

Your teacher may recommend a textbook for further study but materials will be provided in class.

An assessment is required for application to this course.

Career Opportunities / Progression

This course will help you to progress through our ESOL courses. The next course after Writing Entry Level 1 is Writing Entry Level 2. Please talk to your teacher at the end of the course to discuss the best progression route for you.

Entry Requirements

You must be at least 16 years old to study ESOL at Belfast Metropolitan College.

All students must be assessed before the start of the course. Our teachers will give you a short test to check your level of English and then we will advise you on the best course to suit your needs. If you have certificates from a previous ESOL course, you may not need to take the test but you must bring your certificates with you to the assessment session.

You must also bring photographic ID, such as a valid passport or national identity card to the enrolment session.

The dates and times for assessment can be found here:


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All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Other Information

Please see our calendar for the teaching dates and public/ college holidays. For information about payment and our refund policy please check the Fees & Finance section of our website.