Award in English Skills - Writing

Ref: C3745038

During this course, you will look at ways to add more information into your sentences, making them longer and more detailed. You will learn strategies to improve your spelling and will look at the use of pictures and the way that a piece of writing looks to help you find information and identify who it is for, and what it is communicating. You will also create pieces of writing for different purposes for a variety of situations (e.g. to describe, to inform, or to instruct).

Course aim

This course will help you to practise and develop your writing skills in English. It leads to the City and Guilds Award in English Skills (Writing) portfolio assessment at Entry 2.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • Before you can join the course, your English skills will be checked with a short test so the tutor can make sure the class is right for you.

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

  • Create and explain who a piece of writing is for (the audience) and what it is communicating (the purpose).
  • Construct simple and compound sentences using common conjunctions (and, but, because).
  • Use punctuation (capital letters, full stops and question marks) to aid understanding when writing.
  • Write sentences in the simple past and present tenses.
  • Spell common words about myself and everyday situations.

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

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • 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

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • Some students feel ready to take more exams in the future. You can move onto a Functional Skills English Entry 3 course or a Get Ready for English Entry 3 course.

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Award in English Skills - Writing

Enrolment 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 2019
  • 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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