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City & Guilds Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) (Entry 3) (QCF)

Course Code: C0171
Campus: Titanic Quarter
Week Commencing: 22 Jan 18
End Date: 04 Mar 18
Time: 13:15-16:45
This is a Pre-Intermediate level (Entry 3) course in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). There are 2 types of ESOL Reading Entry 3 courses: Intensive (14 hours per week for 5 weeks) and part-time (5 hours per week for 10 weeks). This general ESOL course offers the ESOL City & Guilds Skills for Life Reading mode at Entry 3. The learning outcomes of this course are mapped to the National Standards for Adult Literacy and the assessment criteria are mapped to the Adult ESOL Core Curriculum for Reading at Entry 3.
This course will help you to:

• trace and understand the main events of texts of more than one paragraph
• recognise the different purposes of texts at this level
• recognise and understand organisational features and typical language of instructional texts
• identify the main points and ideas, and predict words from context
• understand and use organisational features to locate information
• skim read title, headings and illustrations to decide if material is of interest
• scan texts to locate information
• obtain specific information through detailed reading
• relate an image to print and use it to obtain meaning
• recognise and understand relevant specialist key words
• read and understandwords and phrases commonly used on forms
• use a dictionary to find the meaning of unfamiliar words
Pre- Intermediate topics include: Me and my home, me and my health, health and safety, me and my community, communication at work, travel and transport and finding a job.
We will also study vocabulary and grammar at Entry 3 related to task types, topics and exam past papers.

An assessment is required for application to this course.

Career Opportunities / Progression

This course will help you to progress through our ESOL courses. The course after Reading Entry 3 is Reading Level 1.
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 assessment session.
The dates and times for assessment can be found here:


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International Fee


All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Other Information

We have a maximum of 20 students in ESOL classes. 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.
Your teacher may recommend a textbook for further study but materials will be provided in class.

Contact Information

Please call: 028 9026 5040 or email: [email protected] for more information.