English for Citizenship

Ref: C3128170

This course will introduce the core British values of democracy, the rule of law, equality, individual liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith. Citizenship education develops knowledge, skills and understanding that people need to play a full part in society as active and responsible citizens. Students to learn about politics, parliament and voting as well as human rights, justice, the law and the economy. They also learn the skills of active citizenship. Teaching is brought to life using real issues and events in local and global contexts.

Course aim

The English and Citizenship Course is an introduction to British values and general knowledge required for people aged 18 or over, who intend to apply for British Citizenship and are preparing to take the Life in the UK test.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • To participate in the course you will need; English language skills at E2/E3, smartphone, iPad or laptop access with good broadband connectivity and your own email address.

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

  • describe the requirements of the Life in the UK test.
  • Know where to find suitable practice and learning materials on-line
  • Gain feedback on additional knowledge areas you will need to work on to achieve to meet or exceed the pass rate for the test
  • Gain confidence and understanding about what makes a good British citizen
  • Have a greater understanding of British law and culture and what you will gain from achieving British citizenship

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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
  • The course will be on-line via Zoom and Canvas. You will be encouraged and supported to develop the skills and knowledge required for the "Life in the UK test,' as part of your application process for British Citizenship.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will be able to keep a record of your progress and achievement using photos, audio, text or documents uploaded into the WEA’s digital learning platform, WEA Canvas.
  • Your tutor will provide written, text and audio feedback recorded in WEA Canvas, WEA’s digital learning platform.
  • You will be able to keep a digital portfolio of your work on WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas.
  • 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

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will also need access to the internet outside of your sessions. You could do this using a smart phone, tablet, laptop or a desktop computer (at home or through a library etc.).
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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

  • You will have access to course resources and links to wider learning through the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • You may find the following website links useful to support your learning: https://www.gov.uk/browse/citizenship/citizenship https://lifeintheuktests.co.uk/study-guide/?chapter=3§ion=6/#start12

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • Dependent on the success of this short 6 week course, further in-depth lessons about British history, culture and test practice may be offered

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English for Citizenship

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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 enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2020
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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