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ESOL General Education Levels (entry 1-level 2) at Hackney Community College

Course description

General Education With It – Bronze And Ruby


This one year, full-time course is for people at all levels, from complete beginners to level 2. The courses combine ESOL with maths and IT skills.


Course content

English classes focus on developing and refining your language skills and your confidence. You will learn using a wide range of engaging activities and resources – and through a combination of teaching strategies including discussions, presentations and ILT. You will also take part in group work to develop your language, literacy and research skills.

In addition to your class, you will be expected to attend our homework club and take part in other enrichment activities to develop your personal and social skills. This is approximately 3 hours a week.



Entry requirements

You will need to attend a College interview and assessment.



During the year you will have assignments and tests. We will also assess your classwork regularly and give you feedback, so that you know what to do to improve your language skills. At the end of the year you will take a Funcational Skills /GCSE maths exam and Cambridge ESOL exams.


Financial information

·         16-18 year-olds do not have to pay tuition fees on FE courses

·         many 16-18 year-olds may be eligible to receive a bursary

·         many 16-18 year-olds can receive a Free College Meals pass (depending on eligibility)

·         Transport for London student travel cards are available.

·         Re-sits, CRB fees and other incidental costs are to be paid when due.

Future opportunities

Students who complete entry 3 can progress on to vocational courses or our Pathway to BTEC and / or GCSEs with Science, English and Maths.


Further information

Before you start your lessons, you’ll take part in induction sessions, where you’ll meet other students and find out all about the support that’s available to you. This includes learning about the Virtual Learning Environment, tutorials and the campus facilities. All students can receive free, confidential and impartial advice on things like: your next step in education or your career, finance, housing, health, immigration, benefit claims, legal problems, sexual health, drugs, staying safe, personal / emotional concerns and other issues.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hackney Community College directly.

Last updated date: 18 April 2016
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