Preparation for 'Life in the U.K.' Test

Ref: C3840917

The course covers the history, traditions, laws and customs of the UK. The expectations that living and working in the UK can offer. The fundamental principles of British Life including: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty. Also the beliefs and participation in community life.

Course aim

To embed the fundamental values and principles which all those living in the UK respect and support.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • The course is aimed at E3 Reading, writing and Speaking.

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

  • Identify and describe 3 different British customs.
  • Confidently discuss a variety of citizenship topics.
  • Identify the benefits of getting involved in the local community and provide 3 examples of being a good citizen.
  • Identify how your course has benefit you, the wider community and helps you access work, career goals and additional opportunities.
  • How the course has helped access public 3 services.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time
  • You will be asked to plan a visit to a museum or event in the Greater Manchester area.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Preparation for 'Life in the U.K.' Test 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 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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