What will I learn?

This one year course develops your literacy skills to a level that is widely recognized by employers as well as providing an opportunity to progress on to further study at college.

The course is structured in to three different areas – Reading, Writing and Speaking & Listening. Within each of these sections, you will explore a range of topics:

Reading – analysis of how a writer achieves an effect, identifying devices and colloquial terms, comparing texts, their purpose and how the writer gets the point across
Writing – sophisticated use of language and punctuation, writing, in detail, a wide variety of written documents
Speaking & Listening – participating in a formal group discussion as well as a persuasive presentation

Entry Requirements

Enrolment based on initial assessment to ensure you are enrolled on the correct level qualification

Fee Details 1

Free if you do not already have GCSE A*-C or grade 4 or higher in the subject

Fee Details 2

Due to funding restrictions, anyone who doesn’t live in England, isn’t a UK resident^ or who lives in the local authority areas^ of:

Cambridge and Peterborough
Greater London Authority
Greater Manchester
Liverpool City Region
North of Tyne Combined Authority
North East
South Yorkshire
Tees Valley
West Midlands
West Yorkshire
West of England

Will be unable to apply for fee remission and may be subject to higher course fees than those published.

^go to this page on our website to check if your postcode is in a Devolved Funding Area or to check eligibility if you are a non-UK resident https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/the-college/fees-and-funding/

If you don’t live in England or are not a UK resident or live in any of the above local authority areas and wish to enrol on the course, please contact us for information on tuition fees.

Please Note

Due to funding restrictions this course is not available to existing full time Sparsholt College/Andover College students aged 16, 17 or 18 (or 19-24 with an EHCP) on the 31/8 in the year they started their course.



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Andover College, SP10 1EJ


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