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English and maths qualifications are an essential ingredient for future success. Whatever career pathway you choose.

Whether you choose a full-time programme or an apprenticeships, English is essential for work or studies.

Employers look for a good understanding of English when recruiting and promoting staff. That's why all our programmes have English embedded into it. This means that we make the English used relevant to your studies and the industry you plan to work in. You will have the opportunity to learn in a practical, hands-on way.

Subjects

  • GCSE English - Develop a coursework portfolio which demonstrates different writing styles and skills, boost your comprehension skills through reading various forms of literature and take part in speaking and listening assessments to chart your progress. 
  • English courses for adults - Improve your English skills for everyday life and work with our dedicated courses. These are courses for people for whom English is not their first language. You will have a chance to study for a nationally recognised qualification. 

Career pathways

A career pathway is a series of building blocks that will take you to your future career. This helps equip you with the skills, attributes and knowledge that future employers want, giving you a greater chance of success in the career of your choice.

Our career pathway maps will show you the best routes through college, higher education and employment and into the most popular industry sectors.


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Qualifications

We offer nationally recognised qualifications at an appropriate level, right through to GCSE level.  Contact us to discuss your circumstances, the skills you need to gain and your planned next steps.

Facilities

Facilities

Our facilities mirror those that you will find in the workplace. You will learn in our well equipped classrooms, supported by our friendly, industry experienced teachers. You will be given opportunities to practice your newly learnt skills, so that you are more confident when you progress to employment. 

Employability

We can help adult learners improve their English, maths or IT skills with our range of employability courses. These are flexible, designed to fit in with work or family commitments. You would be supported by our team of friendly and supportive tutors.

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Get the English skills you need for your studies and career with our English programmes."

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How can we help you boost your employability

Courses include:

  • Preparation for UK visas, citizenship and settlement
  • English courses: ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) and EFL (English as a foreign language)
  • Get that job: short courses to help you get into the job market. Covering: digital literacy, customer service, and health and safety. Some courses may be free, please contact us to discuss your circumstances.
  • Maths and English GCSEs: free courses for anyone who doesn't hold a grade C
  • Basic computer skills: learn the basics of using a PC and getting online.

Contact toni.bray@activatelearning.ac.uk for more information.