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

Ref: C3840918

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. 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?

  • This course is for improvers
  • 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.
  • Provide 3 examples of being a good citizen of the UK.
  • Identify how your course has benefits you, the wider community and helps you access work, careers goals and opportunities.

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

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 another WEA course
  • The course leads to ESOL courses E2 - L1. Citizenship test/ Life in the UK test. Volunteering and job opportunities in the UK.

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

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  • 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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