Faculty of
Skills and Employability

English For Adults


  • Title: English For Adults
  • Code: P09201
  • Level: Entry Level / Level 1
  • Length: 30 Week(s)
  • Term: Part Time Released
  • Faculty: Skills and Employability
The course is free of charge if you do not already hold an A*-C or 4-9 grade in GCSE English Language.
Students who enrol on this course work towards a range of levels from Entry 1 up to Level 2 Functional Skills or GCSE.  The course will enable you to gain a nationally recognised qualification, and you will also improve your confidence & ability in a range of English skills.
No Formal Entry Requirements
Please apply through the college applications system.

In Functional Skills, learners will complete three examinations - Reading, Writing and Speaking and Listening.

In GCSE, learners complete two examinations, in addition to a Spoken Language assessment.

Progression routes include vocational and academic courses at a range of levels.  This course will give you a relevant and up-to-date qualification which will boost your employability and / or your confidence in your current role.
  • Students must be aged 19+.
  • There are no entry requirements, but all students will be given an assessment and interview prior to the course commencing.
  • Places on this course are subject to assessment results and prior qualifications.  Please allow up to 2 hours for the assessments.

This course is designed to help students improve their English Skills.   We offer both GCSE and Functional Skills options.  There are a range of classes available, including morning, afternoon and evening sessions.

We will invite you in to undertake an assessment which will tell us what level of English you can study - this will be either GCSE or Functional Skills depending on the results of your assessment.

If you are interested you will need to apply for this course and we will send you an invitation to attend an assessment in due course.


Study Programme

All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development

Visit: www.oldham.ac.uk or Call: 0161 785 4000