Are employers asking for qualifications you don't have? If you need an English qualification to improve your CV or boost your confidence, our nationally recognised English qualifications from City & Guilds are a great way to show you can apply your English skills in a practical way. Brushing up on your English skills will help you to:
We'll help you gain the essential skills you need to make communicating easier at work and at home, and get a qualification too.
We offer qualifications at entry level 3, level 1 and level 2. You can do different sized qualifications at each level, depending on your learning needs. Here's a simple guide to our different levels of qualifications. But don't worry, we're here to help advise which qualification is best for you before you start.
Before you start, we'll check which level you should be working towards. We'll also see what skills you already have in the different areas of the qualification, so you don't cover what you already know.
You will complete your qualification in a learndirect centre with face to face support from our friendly centre staff. Once you have got started you can also carry on your learning at home or wherever you have internet access
Your tutor will be there to give you advice, and you'll have regular progress reviews to keep you on track.
The great thing about our maths qualifications is that there's no test! Once you've finished all your courses and completed your tasks and activities, your work will be reviewed by City & Guilds to gain your qualification.
Thanks to Government funding your courses and qualification could be free. We'll confirm this with you before you start.
We'll put together the right courses from each area to suit your needs and the type of qualification you want to gain. Depending on the level, type and size of qualification you're working towards, you'll do a variety of online courses, along with some paper tasks too. Your English qualification could be made up of the following subject areas:
If you find reading hard then everyday tasks can be a real challenge, like reading a story to your toddler or following written instructions at work. We can help you to:
Do you find writing tricky? Everyday tasks like writing notes can be tough if your writing skills aren't up to scratch. Theses courses will help you to:
Incorrect punctuation not only looks unprofessional, it can actually change the meaning of what you write. These courses will give you the grammar and punctuation skills you need to get your message across clearly. You'll learn how to:
Whether you're applying for a job or selling things online, spelling things correctly will help you to look professional. You'll find out about spelling tips and tricks to help you:
It can be hard to get your point across if you can't find the right words. Increasing your vocabulary with more words means you won't be tongue-tied when describing things! If you want to express yourself better, we can help you to:
If you want to improve your communication skills and spot key information, then these courses can improve your everyday speaking and listening skills. This area of your qualification will help you to:
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The learndirect team