ESOL for Employability

Ref: C3125205

This course Combines Esol with Computer skills (Using up-to date basic software). Learners will self assess their learning throughout the duration of the course. The course is highly interactive and requires enthusiasm and co-operation.

Additional information about this course

All students must have right to remain in UK All students must commit to 100% attendance.

Course aim

This course is aimed at learners wanting to develop and improve their functional English language skills along side learning basic Computer skills relevant to work environment and Employability,

Who is the course for?

Adult Learners interested in developing functional English language skills, and employ-ability and confidence skills.

What topics will this course cover

The topic covered is Esol in the context of work. Learners will engage in understanding, schedules and time tables, attendance, health and safety, rules and regulations,, respond to spoken instructions, understand written instructions and other basic expectations and vocational relevance to a work environment. Students will also be encouraged to seek Voluntary work in relation to the course, which they will be asked to write and create a small presentation on at the end of the course. This will be delivered to peers,other services users and any link workers who would like to attend.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

1) Basic functioning of a computer (open/close-Key board and mouse-Use space bar and shift key-Use delete). 2) Edit and change work on the computer(bold/under line/ font size). 3) Print work from the computer. 4) Save work. 5)Use Email- Internet search Engine.

How will I know I'm making progress?

Each individual learner will have a tick list with specific generic skills that should be achieved additional to the ones mentioned above. Learning plans will be provided along side a personal learning log. the tutor will assist learners monitor their progress and feed back will be given both verbally and written through out the duration of the course.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Please bring writing material and a dictionary is optional.

Reading and information sources

There are useful websites that can help encourage independent learning such as BBC Skills wise and British Nexus Council Esol Website.

What could the course lead to?

This course can lead to better employability prospects and higher level courses with the WEA. Advice will be given on further courses that are available.

Download full course outline

ESOL for Employability Course Outline


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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