English Skills - Writing

Ref: C3743782

This course will help you to improve and develop confidence in your writing before you progress on to a Functional Skills English qualification at a later date. The course will focus on building sentences, using upper and lower case letters and full stops. You will start to gain confidence in your spelling and begin to write for different purposes. Throughout the course, you will build-up a portfolio of work completed in the classroom and complete short assessment tasks.

Course aim

This course will help you to develop writing skills and prepare for a Functional Skills English qualification.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Write a sentence correctly using a capital letter and a full stop
  • Identify when to use capital letters
  • Recognise vowels and consonants
  • Write the alphabet in upper and lower case
  • Use selected sounds to spell common words

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 will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time
  • Activities may include tutor presentation, class discussions and short tasks

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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English Skills - Writing

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Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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