English Courses

English Courses

What You Will Learn

Improve your English with expert support to help you get a job, progress at work or go onto further training.

  • Individual support in a friendly atmosphere.
  • Get a nationally recognised qualification.
  • Courses at different levels, from basic to GCSE.

English courses are available at all our Adult Learning Centres, with start dates throughout the year.

Before you begin a course, we carefully assess your skills at a ‘Welcome session‘ to make sure you join a course at the right level for you. To book a place on a Welcome session navigate to the Welcome session dates and contact the relevant centre.

Available English Courses

Course NameDescriptionDuration
GCSE EnglishAn intensive one year course for people who are confident in their English skills and need to gain this national qualification.Nine months
Foundation for GCSE EnglishThis course will the lay the foundation for GCSE English before learners progress to the GCSE English exam in year 2.Nine Months
English SkillsAvailable at five different levels, you'll start at the right level for you and have the chance to gain a nationally recognised Functional English qualification.Flexible
English Skills (Fast Track)In a hurry to get the qualifications you need? Our 'Fast Track' courses are available at Levels 1 and 2.Flexible
English Skills with Grammar SupportCourses for speakers of other languages who have excellent speaking and listening skills, but need to improve their reading and writing. Available at levels 1 and 2.Flexible
Splendid Blended - English OnlineMeet with your tutor at regular intervals and do work online to develop the skills you need. You'll get full support from your tutor by email and in person.Flexible
Learner News GroupHelp put the MAES Learner Newsletter together. Work as a team, research and write articles, and make decisions on what to include.Six weeks
English Skills - Individual/personalised learningA course for anyone who wants to work individually to improve their skills for everyday life and work.

English Course Welcome Sessions - Dates coming soon

Course titleVenueDayStart dateEnd dateTime
Welcome to EnglishForum LearningMonday16/09/201927/07/202001:00pm -03:30pm
Welcome to EnglishGreenhey's CetreThursday18/09/201930/07/202009:30am -12:00pm
Welcome to EnglishNewton House CentreThursday19/09/201930/07/202001:00pm -03:30pm
Welcome to EnglishThe Avenue LibraryThursday19/09/201930/07/202001:00pm -03:30pm
Welcome to EnglishWithington CentreThursday01/08/201930/07/202009:30am -12:00pm