Improving your Reading and Writing

Do you want to improve your skills and confidence in reading and writing?

Do you want to be able to help your children with homework?

Do you want to get a better job but need qualifications?

Do you want to return to education?

 

If you have trouble with sentences, spelling or writing letters then join one of our weekly English classes and work towards City and Guilds qualifications.  Our friendly tutors will help you move on and get the skills you need.

 

The courses are free if you have lived in the UK for the last three years and do not have a GCSE in maths or English.  

 

Friday morning's 10am - 12noon

Friday 15th January 2016 -  Friday 18th March 2016

And/or

Friday 22nd April 2016 - Friday 24th June 2016

 

 

To apply for this short course please download the Short Course Application Form  here 

All Maths and English courses are free from tuition fees but you still need to provide evidence if you are unemployed and receiving benefits. If the class runs in the morning you will be entitled to a free lunch after class has finished. If the class runs in the evening you will be entitled to a free dinner before class starts.

For IT and Personal Development Courses, you are entitled to fee remission if you do not have higher education (level 4 and higher) and are: 

1. Receiving Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) including if you are receiving National Insurance Credits only. 

2. Receiving Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and are in the work related activity group (WRAG).

3. Receiving Universal Credit because you are unemployed and are required to undertake skills training.

4. Unemployed and receiving any other state benefits not listed above and believe that attending the course will help you enter employment.

You will need to identify which category you fit into and also send photocopied evidence of you benefits. Please note that even if you have produced evidence in the past we still need a copy of up-to-date proof with your application. If category 4 above applies to you we will need you to explain why you believe attending this course will help you enter employment and how this is relevant to your future job/career choices.

If none of these categories apply to you and you do not have higher education then the tuition costs are £20 per day of the course. If you do have higher education then the tuition costs are £50 per day of the course.

Accommodation and Food Costs:

For many of our block or full-time short courses you have the option to be residential.

If you receive benefits and do not have to pay tuition fees then you do not have to pay for your accommodation and food. If you do have to pay tuition fees, provided your household income is less than £30,944 then you do not have to pay for your accommodation and food.

If you do have to pay tuition fees and your household income is more than £30,944 then you will have to pay for your accommodation and food. Your accommodation will cost £39 per night and your meals will cost £19.50 for each day of the course.

Course Costs: Preparing for Further Study course

If you are aged 19-23 years old or are unemployed, receiving benefits and believe that attending the course will help you enter employment then you won’t need to pay tuition fees. If none of the above categories apply then the tuition fee for the course will be £362.

Accommodation and Food Costs: Preparing for Further Study course

If your household income is less than £30,944 then you are eligible for bursary to pay for your food and accommodation (if you choose to be residential). If your household income is more than £30,944 then you will need to pay for your food as you for along and for your accommodation (if you choose to be residential). Accommodation costs are £97.50 per week for a standard room and £117.50 per week for an ensuite room.

Childcare Support: All Short Courses 

If your household income is less than £30,944 then we may be able to provide support with childcare costs whilst you attend the course. Please contact the Short Courses Secretary for details.