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Shipley College Part-time Prospectus 2016-17

We are a small, friendly college with great facilities, clubs and activities based in the heart of Saltaire. We have a range of courses to help you fulfil your personal goals or develop skills to help enhance your job prospects for the future.

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Shipley College | 01274 327327 | enrolments@shipley.ac.uk | www.shipley.ac.uk ENGLISH, MATHS & ESOL INCLUDING GCSES BRUSH UP ON YOUR ENGLISH & MATHS SKILLS WITH OUR FUNCTIONAL SKILLS COURSES We offer a range of maths and English courses that will help you develop your existing skills, acquire new skills and grow in confidence. Whether you want a qualification to help you get a job, apply for a promotion, support your children with their homework or are just looking for a new challenge, then we have a class to suit you. FAQs Is there a course at my level? We have courses from Entry 1 right up to Level 2. Our friendly, specialist staff will be on hand to help as you work at your own pace. How do I join a course? Call Enrolments on 01274 327327 and choose a class at a time to suit you. You will have an initial assessment and discuss your options with one of our tutors. You then sign up for the course that suits your level and personal circumstances. Where and when will my class be? We offer maths and English courses at our main site and in a number of community venues. We know adults have busy lives, so we offer flexible courses that run in the daytime and evening. Most courses start in September and end in June, but there are many points in the year when you can join. How do the classes run? You attend for one session per week. Classes use a combination of traditional delivery and independent study depending on your needs. At Level 1 and 2 you are encouraged to work much more independently. Traditional resources such as books and worksheets are available as well as a range of online tools that are great for extra practice at home. On the English courses - you develop your skills in speaking and listening, reading and writing. On the maths courses - you cover basic numbers, data handling, measurements, shape and space. On both courses you will learn using everyday situations so you’ll be able to see just how relevant these skills are to your daily life. Will I get a qualification? Yes, qualifications on offer are Functional Skills from Entry Level to Level 2. Your tutor will monitor your progress and give you lots of opportunities to practise the style of questions. They will also advise when you are ready to take your formal assessment - there are regular opportunities throughout the year to do this. Do I have to pay for my course? If you don’t already have a Level 2, these courses are free for most adults. We will check your eligibility before you enrol. What happens at the end of my course? You can continue up through the levels until you have achieved Level 2 and, if appropriate, can progress on to GCSEs in English and maths. We can also offer progression opportunities on to a range of other courses, including ICT and Business, Health & Social Care, Horticulture, Sport and many more. 26

ESOL - ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES Is English your second language? Would you like to learn more? You will practise speaking and listening, reading and writing and work towards a College certificate or formal qualifications. Classes run at our College campus in Saltaire and in community venues across Bradford. Some community venues also provide a crèche. Courses start in September and you will usually attend for one or two sessions per week. Interested? To join a class you will need to come and see us at an information session where you will complete an initial assessment and have an interview with an ESOL tutor. Don’t worry if you don’t speak a lot of English or if you can’t read or write very well. We just want to get to know you so we can help you to choose the best class for you. To find out when the next information session is and join a class, please call our Enrolments Team on 01274 327327 and say whether you want a class in Saltaire or in one of our community based venues. You can then sign up for the course that best fits your level and your personal circumstances. NAME: EVNEET I AGE: 26 ‘Having been hired as an administrator for the Bradford Talk English region and seeing our volunteers have a go at teaching pre entry ESOL learners, it inspired me to want to teach. As soon as I heard about the PGCE running at Shipley College I signed up. It’s a huge challenge to work full-time and study but I would not look back. My fellow students and I have become so supportive of one another. I have definitely caught the teaching bug.’ GCSES Shipley College | 01274 327327 | enrolments@shipley.ac.uk | www.shipley.ac.uk ENGLISH GCSE A 100% fee reduction may apply to you Our tutors will help you develop your English skills in a welcoming environment. Before you enrol, you will be invited to meet with the tutor and take a free initial assessment to ensure that this is the right course for you. These sessions will take place from June 2016. The GCSE exam will take place in May/June 2017. Your tutor will inform you when the date is confirmed. *For most learners aged 19 and above, with the exception of apprentices, GCSE maths and English courses are free of charge, if they do not currently possess these qualifications at grades A*-C. Level Code Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Day Fees Duration Venue Level 2 0/6050/0 05 Sep 16 5 Jun 17 5:30pm 8:45pm Monday *See info 31 Weeks Shipley College above Level 2 0/6050/A 08 Sep 16 22 May 17 9.15am 12.30pm Thursday *See info 31 Weeks Shipley College above COURSE: GCSE ENGLISH NAME: THOMAS I AGE: 23 ‘GCSE English is something I need to become a Learning Support Assistant in a school. I would recommend this course; I have lots of fun learning the elements of English I need to achieve a good grade. The tutors are very encouraging and supportive.’ 27