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Bradford College

Award in English for Teaching

Qualification Gained
City & Guilds Level 3 Award in English for Teaching
Study Level
Adult, Level 3
12 weeks
Start Date
January 2024
Study Mode
Online Learning
Lister Building


A short course (working at Level 3) to support subject knowledge development in English of those working or aspiring to work in Further Education teaching or training.

This course is ideal for those who wish to improve both their own personal skills in English (literacy) and skills in helping their learners with the English (literacy) in their courses.

It is designed as a bridging course to the Diploma in Teaching Literacy and ESOL in the Lifelong Learning Sector, a required qualification for Literacy or ESOL subject specialist teachers. It also provides a recognised Level 3 English qualification for those wishing to applying for QTLS status after completion of a full English teaching qualification.

The course may also act as a stand-alone CPD activity for non-English specialists who wish to develop their own literacy skills and those of their learners through embedding English within vocational courses and other specialisms.

  Key Info

There will be an emphasis on the development of both personal and teaching skills in English (literacy). Current approaches in literacy teaching will be explored with a particular emphasis on collaborative learning and applying skills in the classroom.

  • Introduction: Self-assessment; Course Content.
  • Parts of Speech (Word Classes)
  • Types of noun, Verbs and Tenses, Sentence Types.
  • Spoken and Written English, Language Form and Language Function.
  • Reading Skills and Strategies, Text cohesion.
  • Writing Skills
  • Spelling & Punctuation
  • Review: Personal Progress and Progression Routes

Entry to this course requires a Level 2 (GCSE Equivalent) in English.

There are no additional fees to this course, you only require a laptop and access to an internet connection.

Online teaching using a variety of methods (lecture, seminar, group work, portfolio tasks)

Skills will be mapped to Level 3 standards.

Assessment by portfolio and language analysis exam.

The course provides accredited professional development and so enhances teaching practice. It can also be used to apply for QTLS which provides enhanced employability.

There are qualifications for both Literacy & ESOL specialists and for vocational teachers who embed literacy and language development in their teaching. Bradford College offers the Level 5/7 Diploma in Literacy and ESOL Teaching for Literacy and ESOL specialist teachers.

Course fees are £405.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

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