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ESOL 16-18 Foundation Pathway at Reading College

Course description

This course is for young people aged between 16 and 18 who wish to develop their English Language skills.

Course content

Students will study and practise all four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening). Alongside English language you will also study maths at either GCSE or Functional skill level. Students will develop their skills further, taking part in projects and work experience on the course.

You will also gain functional skills in English and Maths. Award in vocational studies.

Entry requirements

You do not need qualifications to join these pathways. However you will need a successful interview with a member of the teaching team to show your commitment to full-time study and your interest in developing English language skills.

Future opportunities

Students can progress to a Level 1 ESOL course to develop their English language skill further or another relevant vocational pathway.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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    • BY RAIL

      Reading train station is a 20 minute walk from the College.

      Travelling from surrounding areas: there are direct lines from many local stations including: Didcot, Slough, Maidenhead, Wokingham, Basingstoke, Newbury, Pangbourne, Twyford and Earley.

      Travelling from London: there are regular trains from London Paddington to Reading taking 25-30 minutes.

      BY BUS

      There are regular bus services that stop along Kings Road:

      Reading Buses - routes 13, 14, 17
      Please Note: Reading buses require the exact fare.

      Arriva - routes 800, 850
      First Group - route 190
      Thames Travel - routes 126, 127

      In partnership with Reading Buses, students can get a weekly Travelcard at a reduced rate by showing the driver their student ID card.

      The Green Bus will be operating two new bus services from September 2014 for Reading College students.

      Service RC1 and RC2 will run once daily according to an agreed timetable on 175 days of each academic year connecting the college with Slough, Maidenhead and the areas in between.