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ESOL Vocational at Oldham College

Course description

You will study English/ESOL and maths alongside a vocational qualification at Level 1. 

16-18 - Level 1 Business with ESOL/Functional Skills

Learners study ESOL/Functional Skills English and Maths at Level 1(some learners will complete Level 2 dependant on progress) alongside the Level 1 Certificate in Business. 

16-18 - Level 1 - General Vocational with ESOL/Functional Skills

This course is for second language learners offered a place on Level 1 vocational courses within college but support in improving their English at Level 1.  Learners study their chosen vocational course in college alongside English/ESOL and Maths within the ESOL faculty. 

19+ - Level 1 Health & Social Care with ESOL/Functional Skills

This course is for adults with an interest in working in the health and social care sector.  Learners study Level 1 Health & Safety alongside English/ESOL.  More information is available at assessment. 

This provision is under review so other vocational areas may come available - the tutor will give you more information at assessment.

Course content

You will study English/ESOL and maths alongside a vocational qualification at Level 1. 

16-18 - Level 1 Business with ESOL/Functional Skills

Learners study ESOL/Functional Skills English and Maths at Level 1(some learners will complete Level 2 dependant on progress) alongside the Level 1 Certificate in Business. 

16-18 - Level 1 - General Vocational with ESOL/Functional Skills

This course is for second language learners offered a place on Level 1 vocational courses within college but support in improving their English at Level 1.  Learners study their chosen vocational course in college alongside English/ESOL and Maths within the ESOL faculty. 

19+ - Level 1 Health & Social Care with ESOL/Functional Skills

This course is for adults with an interest in working in the health and social care sector.  Learners study Level 1 Health & Safety alongside English/ESOL.  More information is available at assessment. 

This provision is under review so other vocational areas may come available - the tutor will give you more information at assessment.

Entry requirements

Entry Level Programme: Skills for Life & Work

There are no qualifications required for these courses.

They are designed for students with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND).

 

Entry Level Programme: Skills & Employability

English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3

 

GCSE Re-sit Study Programme

You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an English & maths assessment.

 

Vocational Level 1 Programme

English & maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3.

 

Vocational Level 2 Programme

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including maths and English or a vocational qualification Level 1, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both maths and English. English & maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.

 

Vocational Level 3 Programme

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including maths and English) or a vocational qualification Level 2, plus GCSE grade C/4 in both maths and English

Assessment

You will be given regular tests to check your progress in English and maths.

For the vocational element of the course you will complete assignments and coursework for each unit during the course.

Financial information

Full Time

If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits. We have a bursary scheme to assist with these costs.

  • If you're aged 19 or over, you may need to pay tuition fees and exam fees, but many students will be eligible for discounts on these.
  • If you're 19 to 23 and do not already hold a full Level 2 (five or more GCSEs at Grade A* to C/1-4; NVQ Level 2 or equivalent) or full Level 3 (an Access to Higher Education Course, BTEC National Certificate or Diploma, NVQ Level 3, or two or more A Levels or equivalent) qualification you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees if you undertake a full Level 2 or full Level 3 qualifications.    
  • If you are 19 and over, undertaking an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course you may be exempt from paying tuition and exam fees if you receive an active benefit (e.g. Universal Credit, Employment Support Allowance, Job Seekers Allowance) and are seeking work.
  • If you are aged 19 and over and study GCSE Maths or English and do not already hold a C grade/4 or higher in the subject that you are studying, you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees.
  • Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Part Time

If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits.

Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Future opportunities

You will be able to progress to Level 2 vocational provision (dependant on entry requirements) and into work. 

Further information

It is important that you come along and speak to one of our staff about your choice/s.

Once we receive your application, you will be invited in to speak to a tutor or a member of the Apprenticeship team to discuss your application.

This will provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course/Apprenticeship and to see our facilities.

 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 22 November 2018
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