🚧 NSCG | Writing Skills for Life and Work
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Course overview

During the supportive 28 hour Entry Level Award in English Skills (Writing) course, you will develop writing skills to help you within the modern world. The course will cover:
• Using Grammar and punctuation in writing to construct simple and compound sentences.
• Using common conjunction to connect clauses and using adjectives when writing.
• Using Spelling methods in writing to correctly spell most personal details and common words
• Using simple spelling rules and personal spelling strategies
• Using structure to write simple, legible text which is fit for purpose
• Using writing words and phrases to record or present information in continuous text or in forms.
You will be supported throughout your journey on the reading course by your tutor, but it is really important you have a real commitment to achieving the qualification. Whilst studying, you will be expected to attend weekly 1.5 hour lessons and complete an additional 2 hours of weekly self-study learning through homework made available to you by your tutor. The course will include creating a portfolio of evidence to enable you to pass the qualification.

What else do I need to know?

Please note that courses run subject to minimum viable class sizes. Please note there may be additional costs for books, materials or other expenses.

What are the entry requirements?

Our writing Skills for Life and Work course is intended for students who have not achieved an English qualification before, would like to start to develop their own writing skills and achieve a qualification by the end of the course.
Prior to the course starting you will be invited in to attend an interview with a member of staff, during the interview you will complete an online initial assessment, this will be used to assess your Literacy skills and the level of course suitable for your needs.
For the duration of the first 4 weeks, you are enrolled on an introductory course and will be taught the essential skills to help you progress on to the Award in English Skills (Writing) qualification. At the end of the 4 weeks, you will complete a progress assessment and receive a 1 to 1 with your tutor to discuss which qualification is suitable to support your needs.

How is it assessed?

There is no formal assessment, but you will be required to build a portfolio of evidence to support your achievement of the qualification. In addition to the portfolio, you will undertake weekly tasks to help you create your portfolio and to monitor your progress. Your tutor will provide you with regular feedback throughout the course and will always be at hand if your need help.

What financial support is on offer?

A range of financial support may be available for adult students to help towards the cost of your fees, equipment, childcare and/or other expenses while studying, depending on your personal circumstances and the course you are studying. For full details please visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance

What can I do next?

You can continue to develop your reading skills by progressiing on to our Reading Skills for Life and Work course.

How do I find out more?

For further information, please contact Joanne Petitt on 01782 254289.

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