English For Adults

This course is designed to help students improve their English Skills.   We offer both GCSE and Functional Skills options.  There are a range of classes available, including morning, afternoon and evening sessions.


Students who enrol on this course work towards a range of levels from Entry 1 up to Level 2 Functional Skills or GCSE.  The course will enable you to gain a nationally recognised qualification, and you will also improve your confidence & ability in a range of English skills.

In Functional Skills, learners will complete three examinations - Reading, Writing and Speaking and Listening.

In GCSE, learners complete two examinations, in addition to a Spoken Language assessment.

Progression routes include vocational and academic courses at a range of levels.  This course will give you a relevant and up-to-date qualification which will boost your employability and / or your confidence in your current role.
  • Students must be aged 19+.
  • There are no entry requirements, but all students will be given an assessment and interview prior to the course commencing.
  • Places on this course are subject to assessment results and prior qualifications.  Please allow up to 2 hours for the assessments.
The course is free of charge if you do not already hold an A*-C or 4-9 grade in GCSE English Language.
Please apply through the college applications system.


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Study Programme

All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development