Improve your English (BEVENG)

Adult Learning Beverley

Course details

Good basic English skills are essential for most jobs, for study or for everyday work and life situations. So if you’re struggling with your English skills and want to move on, you’ve come to the right place! We have a full range of English courses that can help you to achieve. In just 4 weeks you could improve key areas of English such as speaking, reading, listening and writing; you’ll receive a certificate of attendance and achievement upon successful completion. Alternatively our 17 week courses will help you to achieve nationally recognised qualifications that will make your CV stand out when applying for jobs and give you confidence to use English skills at work or in day to day life. In addition to learning in our centres, we've introduced the option for you to learn online. This means that you'll be able to learn in the comfort of your own home using your digital device, or if you prefer you can combine the two, with a mixture of some online learning as well as attending the classes in centres. There is no time like the present, so take that first step and apply today.

What are you doing to keep learners safe?

The safety of our learners and staff is our top priority and we’ve made some big changes to our centres, from socially-distanced training rooms to staggered start times. If you choose to attend one of our classrooms in a centre then things will look different, but our staff will be as friendly and helpful as ever and are really excited to welcome learners back. Of course, if you choose to attend our virtual classroom from home, then that is fine too. Our staff and tutors have been really busy over the last few months ensuring that we can provide you will the same quality of teaching and learning virtually as we do in the classroom

If you’re concerned about visiting one of our centres, please get in touch so we can discuss it with you.

What do I need to join the course?

The courses are aimed at learners who do not have a level 2 (GCSE grade C or above) qualification in English. Once we receive your application, we will give you a call and arrange for you to speak to one of our advisors (this can be done over the telephone, via video call or face to face, whichever suits you best). This will help you to ensure that you start learning on the right level, at the right time and in the right type of learning for you.

What do I need to bring with me to the first meeting?

If your meeting is to take place in one of our centres, please bring along a notebook and pen. We are following safety guidelines so, at the moment, we are unable to provide these for you. You should also bring with you evidence of your identity (a passport, driving licence or birth certificate) and any qualification certificates you have. If your meeting is taking place online as a video call or on the telephone, it is also useful to have a notebook and pen to hand.

What will happen at the first meeting?

You will be supported by an experienced advisor who will talk to you about what you want to achieve and why. It may be that you are looking to gain more English skills to support your children at school, to gain qualifications to help you find work or to give you more confidence when using English in everyday life. Whatever your reason to learn, we have a course option to suit you.

You’ll also complete some initial skills assessments, to find out what level you are currently working at, what you are already good at and what you need to practice or learn. You’ll also discuss whether you would prefer to learn in one of our centres or virtually at home. Your advisor will then be able to help you to choose the right course and type of learning for you.

What qualification will I get when I complete a course?

It depends on the course. Your advisor will take you through the different options, which include nationally recognised qualifications and certificates issued by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

What will happen after I decide on a course?

Your advisor will give you further information about your chosen course and confirm the start date and time. We will also talk to you about what to expect on your first day of learning and ask you to read a short induction about what learning with us – virtually or at one of our Adult Learning Centres - is like. This will cover what we do to keep you safe during your time with us. It will also include fundamental British values and equality and diversity, and how these affect you as a learner.

Your advisor will keep in touch with you during your learning to offer support and to ask for your feedback to help us to improve.

Can we help you to learn?

You can find more information on the Financial help and additional support page or you can contact us to talk about this and any other support we can provide.

Venue Details

Adult Learning Beverley
Adult Learning Centre, Burden Road, Beverley
HU17 9LW

01482 887670