English - GCSE (Distance/Blended Learning)


Start:
September
Location:
Balliol Road Campus and independent study
Level:
2

Course Details

Our free GCSE English course for adults is ideal if you need it for a job, are looking to change your career or if you’re applying for further or higher education.

Level 2 literacy skills are essential for increasing your scope for further study or employment.

This one year course offers many opportunities to develop your own ideas and abilities using materials specifically designed for learners aged 19 or over.

This course is a mix of classroom and home learning. You must be able to attend every tutorial session one per month for duration of the course and complete work assignments online, as well as completing at least three hours of independent study every week.

You will learn to develop your reading, writing and communication skills. You will read a wide range of extracts from 19th century fiction and 20th and 21st century non-fiction texts, and develop the skills to critically analyse, evaluate and make comparisons between texts. For writing, you will explore the language and style of a variety of text types, including imaginative writing, letters, articles, reports and travel writing. You will also develop the skills to present a short topic to the class.
GCSE English
1 year
GCSE English level 4/5 is a requirement for most higher education (University) courses, as well as Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diplomas. Developing your higher level reading and writing skills will also benefit you in any further study as well as at work and in your everyday life.
Achieving a GCSE english level 4 or higher (grade C or higher) will increase your opportunities to apply for a range of jobs and further courses.

Entry Requirements

How much will this course cost me?

Aged 16-18

Free.

Aged 19+

There may be fees associated with this course.

You may be eligible to have some or all of these fees waived by the College, depending on your individual circumstances.

Please call 0151 353 4444 or email enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk with any queries.

Financial Support (all ages)

You may be eligible to receive financial support for course fees, travel and childcare. Please visit our Student Finance page for more information.

Please call 0151 353 4444 or email enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk with any queries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

If you are aged 16-18 then the majority of our courses are free for you to study. If you are aged 19+ then there may be fees associated with the course. You may be eligible to have some, or all of these fees waived by the College, depending on your individual circumstances. Visit our Student Finance pages for more information.

You do not have to let a lack of money stop you from coming to Hugh Baird College. We have bursaries and grants in place to help support those students that may find it more difficult to cover the costs of participating in further education, these include help with things such as tuition fees, childcare and travel. Visit our Student Finance pages for more information.

No. We can enrol students from any area. Public transport links are good too, so the College is easy to get to from all across Merseyside.

Please contact our independent Careers Advisors. Call 0151 353 4444 or email careers@hughbaird.ac.uk.