ALDD English


Enrolment Requirements

This course allows you to brush up on your written and spoken English. You must attend for an assessment before you start the course. This course is free.

What will I learn on this course?

    You will be invited along to an initial assessment to find out what you need to work on and agree your learning aims. For example, you may need to:
     Learn letter sounds and the alphabet
     Work on writing your name and address
     Join in discussions
     Learn where to use full stops and capital letters.

Assessment and Awarding Body: City and Guilds

The aim of this course is to improve your basic English skills. They are assessed using assignment tasks.


In order that you will be able to successfully complete your qualification it is essential that you attend 90% of the taught sessions, so please think carefully before enrolling on this course if you have work or other commitments that may interfere with your attendance.

What else do I need to know?

You can begin at any point in the year and you will work towards the following qualifications: Entry Level 1 or 2 – laying the groundwork and brushing up on the basics.

You may need just a few weeks of practice or up to 72 hours of tuition – it’s all free.

What could I do next?

You could move up to the next level in English or onto a maths course.

Course Start Date(s)

Various - please see prospectus for further details.

Course Length

12-72 hours

Course Price

Full Fee

Discounted Fee

Full Concession

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