GCSE English

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Course Overview

Gaining a qualification in English Language is essential for further training or employment. This course will help you achieve your goals and offers you a range of skills that will give you the confidence in both written and oral English Language. Classes will focus on individual needs and abilities and offer a wide range of innovative teaching and learning approaches to help you achieve your goals.

Further Details



Course Start Date


Course Duration

Part-Time - 1 Year



Any adult can apply for GCSE English. Those who have a grade D or equivalent grade 3, or Level 2 Functional Skills in Literacy (English) achieved within the last 5 years will be interviewed for suitability but will not need to go initial assessment. For applicants that have older/no formal qualifications, your basic Literacy skills will be initially assessed through a written task at enrolment. Please note, in most cases we are unable to offer you a resit if you already have a grade C or equivalent grade 4.

This is an essential qualification for employment and/or further training.

Component 1 – Reading 20th Century Fiction; Writing for creative effect
Component 2 – Reading 19th and 21st century texts; Writing for functional use
Component 3 –Spoken Language assessment

We want you to be confident with English and this course is designed to help you improve your skills and attain a higher grade in order to go on to further study or into employment.

One Spoken Language assessment carried out internally during the year.
Two written exams in June.

The Tuition fee for this course is £811.00.

You do not have to pay this tuition fee if you have not already achieved a Grade 4 in English, you may also be eligible for a full fee remission if you are in receipt of certain benefits or earning less than £20,888 per annum (if residing within Greater Manchester)

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