Destination courses are for more advanced ESOL students and consist of about 50% English and 50% vocational study. You will study English with Business and IT units at Level 1. There may be work placement opportunities.
Qualification: Edexcel ESOL Skills for Life plus NOCN Level 1 qualification
Level: Level 1
Timetable: You will study 13 hours per week. You will receive your timetable when you enrol.
Start Date: September 2013Fees:
Home fee for 2012-13 £1260 including tuition and exam fees. Students aged 19+ will pay college registration and materials fees.
The course may be free if you are:
Please see our Fees and Concessions page or call 020 8326 2015 for further details.
Adults whose first language is not English, who want to improve their English and gain a range of skills and techniques to prepare for a business, administrative or IT related occupation. The course is also ideal if you want to further your studies and progress to a Level 2 qualification.
You do not need to have any previous qualifications in IT or business, but you need to have some basic IT skills. You will need to be able to demonstrate language and literary skills at Entry Level 3. You will be interviewed before you enrol on the course, and you will have a written assessment to establish your level of language and maths skills. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alongside Skills for Life and literacy, you will study Business and IT units such as:
The IT element of the course is taught using up-to-date computers and software.
You will have a group tutorial every week. Your tutor will support you throughout the course and ensure that your learning needs are met.
If you develop your skills sufficiently you may have the opportunity for a two-week work experience placement. This will give you a chance to put the skills and knowledge you have learned on the course into practice.
If you successfully complete all the parts of this qualification, and have a good record of attendance throughout the year, you will be able to progress to a Level 2 NOCN qualification or business course. You will be encouraged to develop your own learning plans for the future and you will have the opportunity to get advice from careers advisers and other agencies.
“We’ve been taught so much about all aspects of business. I’ve especially enjoyed learning about economics and finance. I was invited to take part in a live BBC Radio 5Live debate on the 2012 budget which was fantastic!”