English Information, Advice & Guidance

This course will be delivered online.

Our English courses are for people who want to learn or improve their English skills.
English Information, Advice and Guidance will help you to get started on the best learning programme for you.
You will meet our teachers and discuss your learning needs. We will help you to choose the right course/s to achieve your goals

Please Note: This is for learners whose first language is English. If it is not, please book an ESOL Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) session.

You need to have completed our online English assessment (BKSB) and English free writing task prior to being seen by a tutor. Please read the entry requirements below.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

You need to have completed our online English assessment (BKSB) and English free writing task prior to being seen by a tutor. These assessments enable our tutor to ascertain the level at which you should be working. Please note you may be offered an alternative course or pathway if you do not meet the entry requirements.This assessment has to be completed at the college - you can visit the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) at any time prior to attending your interview to complete the BKSB online English assessment and English free writing task. Booking is not required and the Opening Times for the LRC are Term Time
Mon -Thu 09:00 - 19:00
Fri 09:00 - 17:00

Additional Information

Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.