Pre-Entry

English for the Workplace Basic

Being able to use English effectively will improve your communication skills and your overall performance at work. From being more productive to boosting your chances of promotion and landing that dream job, this course could be vital to your future success.

Even if you have struggled before, our fun and friendly tutors will support you every step of the way. You’ll improve the way you write reports, deal with customers, and hold meetings with colleagues.

Our trainers have many years of experience using different techniques to find the way which works for each and every learner – and help you realise your full potential at work and beyond.

Level

Pre-entry 3

Duration

Flexible Class Time

Learning

Online

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What to expect from Skills Training UK

Energising and well-structured lessons, in small groups.

Individual support and mentoring to help you achieve your goals.

Access to our virtual learning environment for on-demand videos and materials to reinforce learning.

Extra support with English and Maths if you need it.

What does a learner need to do?

Attend regular classes either in-person or online.

Allow time for project work and study each week.

Talk to your trainer for support and guidance if you need more support.

Bring a positive attitude to class and any work experience to make sure you get the most from the opportunity.

Course content

Speaking, Listening and Communicating

  • Identify and extract relevant information and detail
  • Ask and respond to detailed questions using appropriate language in different contexts
  • Communicate information, ideas and opinions clearly and accurately
  • Follow narratives and lines of argument
  • Adapt discussions to suit audience, purpose and medium
  • Interject and redirect discussion appropriately

Reading

  • Identify, understand, extract and compare the main ideas in texts
  • Use effective strategies to find the meaning of words
  • Compare information, ideas and opinions
  • Understand organisational features and use them to find information (e.g. contents, index).
  • Identify meanings, follow an argument and distinguish between fact and opinion
  • Read and understand a range of specialist words in context

Writing

  • Use a range of punctuation and grammar correctly
  • Spell words used most often in work, study and daily life
  • Use reference materials
  • Communicate information, ideas and opinions clearly, coherently and accurately
  • Identify meanings in texts and distinguish between fact and opinion
  • Write text of an appropriate level of detail and of appropriate length to meet the needs of the audience

Eligibility

No prior knowledge, understanding or skills are necessary.

The course is aimed at non-native English speakers who have studied English to at least pre-intermediate level (approximately A2 on the CEFR). Those interested in improving their business English for the workplace will find new vocabulary and phrases to use at work.

Assessment

To pass the course you will need to complete speaking, listening and communicating assessments assessed by Skills Training UK and external reading and writing assessments, which can be taken on-demand.

Qualifications and outcomes

Pre-Entry, Entry 1 to Entry 3, and Level 1 to Level 2 certificate from a nationally recognised exam board. You can progress to further education and training, an Apprenticeship or job. We can help you take the next steps which are right for you.

London Youngsters Recognised

I would really like to thank my excellent tutors for their support and building my confidence and skills. Even when I had problems, I went to them for help. I’d recommend Skills Training UK to anyone – you’ll really benefit and achieve everything you want to achieve.

Noon Abubakr, Ealing Learning, Skills Training UK

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