Certificate In Essential Skills - Literacy

This course aims to provide an opportunity to progress in English and to achieve a qualification at a level appropriate for you if you successfully complete. This course will help you improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.


Academic Year: 2024/25
Course Code: 10102
Campus: Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn, Newtownards
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Essential Skills

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Bangor
16/09/2024
Day: Thursday
Time: 18:00-21:15
Part-Time
Bangor
27/01/2025
Day: Thursday
Time: 18:00-21:15
Part-Time
Downpatrick
16/09/2024
Day: Friday
Time: 09:30-13:00
Part-Time
Downpatrick
27/01/2025
Day: Friday
Time: 09:30-13:00
Part-Time
Downpatrick
27/01/2025
Day: Thursday
Time: 18:00-21:15
Part-Time
Lisburn
16/09/2024
Day: Thursday
Time: 18:00-21:15
Part-Time
Lisburn
27/01/2025
Day: Thursday
Time: 18:00-21:15
Part-Time
Newtownards
16/09/2024
Day: Tuesday
Time: 18:00-21:15
Part-Time
Newtownards
27/01/2025
Day: Tuesday
Time: 18:00-21:15
Course Overview

Please note that the duration of an Essential Skills course is one Semester, for example, Semester 1 starting in September and finishing in the New Year and Semester 2 starting in New Year and finishing in June. 

Please note that it may be necessary to deliver some classes online instead of on campus, e.g. in response to illness, Covid-19, college closure, etc.

How to apply:

Please apply online and you will be emailed information closer to the course start date as to what to do next. 

  • Due to the popularity of this course, applicants will be invited in by date of application.
  • Those invited are required to complete assessments in the first class to identify what their level is and if there is a place in a suitable class.
  • Once assessments have been marked, tutors will then be able to confirm via email or phone call what the assessment result is and if the applicant is eligible to enrol for the course.
  • Should places become available, e.g. due to the course being unsuitable for earlier applicants, the next applicants may be invited in so they can be assessed.
  • On completion of the assessment and enrolment process, we will contact any remaining applicants who are still to be contacted with advice on alternative courses.

Please also note that if you do not arrive to your invited slot, you risk not securing a place. This assessment process will determine your Essential Skills level and the allocation to a suitable class.

Any further queries please contact admissions@serc.ac.uk

Course Modules:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Spelling
  • Skills - Speaking Skills 

If you want to work towards a qualification in English.

This course will give you the opportunity to develop your speaking and listening and reading and writing skills. 

Classes are practical and are taught in small groups, so they are ideal for adult learners or anyone returning to education.

This course will give you the opportunity to develop your communication skills and it may be possible for you to progress through to Level 2 or GCSE.

You will need to sit an assessment test in order to determine what level you will be working towards and placed in a suitable group where possible.

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Bangor
16/09/2024
Day: Thursday
Time: 18:00-21:15
Part-Time
Bangor
27/01/2025
Day: Thursday
Time: 18:00-21:15
Part-Time
Downpatrick
16/09/2024
Day: Friday
Time: 09:30-13:00
Part-Time
Downpatrick
27/01/2025
Day: Friday
Time: 09:30-13:00
Part-Time
Downpatrick
27/01/2025
Day: Thursday
Time: 18:00-21:15
Part-Time
Lisburn
16/09/2024
Day: Thursday
Time: 18:00-21:15
Part-Time
Lisburn
27/01/2025
Day: Thursday
Time: 18:00-21:15
Part-Time
Newtownards
16/09/2024
Day: Tuesday
Time: 18:00-21:15
Part-Time
Newtownards
27/01/2025
Day: Tuesday
Time: 18:00-21:15

Enquiries Information

For more information or help with this course send us an enquiry and a member of our team will get back in touch.

Available Sessions

We currently have sessions running in the following campuses:

Bangor (2) Downpatrick (3) Lisburn (2) Newtownards (2) Show All
Course Type Title Campus Start Spaces Apply or get more information
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Certificate In Essential Skills - Literacy
Y10102BEAA

Bangor

16/09/2024
Day: Thursday

Time: 18:00-21:15

20+
PT
FE
Certificate In Essential Skills - Literacy
Y10102BEEA

Bangor

27/01/2025
Day: Thursday

Time: 18:00-21:15

20+
PT
FE
Certificate In Essential Skills - Literacy
Y10102DDAA

Downpatrick

16/09/2024
Day: Friday

Time: 09:30-13:00

20+
PT
FE
Certificate In Essential Skills - Literacy
Y10102DDEA

Downpatrick

27/01/2025
Day: Friday

Time: 09:30-13:00

20+
PT
FE
Certificate In Essential Skills - Literacy
Y10102DEEA

Downpatrick

27/01/2025
Day: Thursday

Time: 18:00-21:15

12
PT
FE
Certificate In Essential Skills - Literacy
Y10102LEAA

Lisburn

16/09/2024
Day: Thursday

Time: 18:00-21:15

20+
PT
FE
Certificate In Essential Skills - Literacy
Y10102LEEA

Lisburn

27/01/2025
Day: Thursday

Time: 18:00-21:15

20+
PT
FE
Certificate In Essential Skills - Literacy
Y10102NEAA

Newtownards

16/09/2024
Day: Tuesday

Time: 18:00-21:15

20+
PT
FE
Certificate In Essential Skills - Literacy
Y10102NEEA

Newtownards

27/01/2025
Day: Tuesday

Time: 18:00-21:15

20+

Please select a campus from the list above to view the available sessions.

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Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

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