Skills for Life
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.

Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.

About this course

This course is for you, if you would like to achieve a grade C in English GCSE. Students will complete four controlled assessments, three speaking and listening assessments and one exam.

Entry Requirements

Grade D in GCSE English. All students with a grade D will be tested. Students who have not studied GCSE English will be tested also. Students who do not pass the entry test will be able to study functional skills maths or English at the appropriate level instead.

Assessment Method

Assessment includes: external exams, Controlled Assessment (for specific subjects - English and French), coursework, essays, presentations, in-class tests and independent research.

Progression Opportunities

You will have much-improved employment opportunities as this qualification provides firm evidence of your ability to communicate effectively in a number of ways. You may be able to use the qualification to progress onto a range of Level 3 courses, or to improve your chances of entering higher education. You can progress onto higher level courses or seek employment.

Achieving a high grade in GCSE English will not only develop your language skills it will also enable you to have a qualification that is looked on positively by employers.

Study Methods

You will learn in dedicated theory classrooms. The course can be taken in both the day and evening.


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.