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Preparing for Further Study (Award in Employability Level 1)

12 week part-time course

Course start date:
Week commencing 16 April 2019 for 12 weeks

Duration: Part-time, 10 hours per week including Math and English studies for 12 weeks

at Ruskin Hall Campus, Old Headington, Oxford, OX3 9BZ

Contact Us on 01865 759600 / to apply


On this part-time course, you will learn the skills required to best prepare you for further study. Alongside this, you will study towards math and English qualifications to enhance your chances of moving onto higher levels of study.

Modules include:

  • Carrying out independent research

  • Word processing and software skills

You may be charged course fees depending on your previous level of education but don’t worry; we will help you access financial support if you are entitled to it. For more information visit our Further Education fees and funding page.

Entry Requirements & How to Apply MORE INFORMATION

There are no academic requirements for entry to the course, but you will need to attend an interview and complete a Maths and English assessment.

To apply for this course please click Apply Now and we will get in touch.  Alternatively you can ring us on 01865 759600. You can also email us at

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One learner completed this course in Summer term 2016. He is now applying for the year-long Access to Higher Education course in Social Sciences. From here he is hoping to progress on to our BA (Hons) Social and Political Studies programme.

Another learner completed this course in Summer term 2016. She is going on to further develop her math, English and IT but attending our short course in the Autumn term.

“Ruskin is a brilliant College and I am very much looking forward to my course in September”

“This course has given me so much confidence in Maths, English and IT – I now feel prepared to move on”

“I have found that this course taught me how to manage my time as well as building my skills and knowledge in math, English and IT “

Progression onto further study, such as our Level 2 Pre-Access or Access to Higher Education courses, which could then lead onto one of our degree courses.