ESOL E3 Writing @ BLS

Ref: C3840264

This qualification is intended for anyone based in the UK needing to improve their understanding and use of written English. This might be to help get on at work (or get a job), prepare for further study, access public services, or just to function more effectively in an English-speaking environment.

Course aim

To provide the opportunity to practise reading and writing in English in a multi-lingual environment. This course will encourage students to develop their independent study skills. and the course is to prepare students for City and Guilds Entry 3 exams.

Who is the course for?

Students are required to have an initial assessment in order to be placed in the appropriate class.

What topics will this course cover

Topics will include British culture and life in the UK, employment, free time & leisure, travel, shopping and housing. There may be an opportunity for a class visit to a place of local interest.

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 Writing using complex sentences (Ws/E3.1a & 2a) 2 Write in short paragraphs (Wt/E3.1a, 1b, 2a, & 4a) 3 Apply knowledge of spelling to a wide range of words (Ww/E3.1a & 1b) 4 Plan and draft a piece of text (Wt/E3.1a)

How will I know I'm making progress?

Continual assessment and feedback will take place during the course and students will have the opportunity to speak individually to the tutor to discuss progress. Students will be expected to complete regular homework tasks outside the classroom, to ensure that self study is taking place. Students will be expected to take an Entry 3 City and Guilds exam.

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

Pens, pencils, eraser and a lined A4 notebook.

Reading and information sources

None required

What could the course lead to?

Continue progressing within Entry 3 or progress to a Functional Skills course.

Download full course outline

ESOL E3 Writing @ BLS 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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