• LevelLevel 2
  • Age group19+
  • Duration1 Year
  • Awarding bodyAQA


The course provides you with the skills and abilities you need in order to take an active and responsible role in your community, your everyday life, workplace and educational setting.

You will be encouraged to investigate and analyse language and to experiment and use language creatively.

The course develops your skills in the four language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Course Information

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01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vary.

Modules include:

  • Understanding and Producing Non-Fiction Texts
  • Speaking and Listening

You will develop effective speaking and attentive listening skills through presenting information, discussion and role play activities.

Entry requirements

You must have achieved a grade 3 (D) in GCSE English (language or literature) OR a Level 2 literacy qualification such as Functional Skills OR will have satisfactorily passed a short reading and writing task issued by the College.

You will be assessed through reading, writing analytical skills tests, speaking and listening taks and controlled assessments.

GCSE English is required by many employers and is a requirement to progress to most university courses.


The course is free to all students unless they have already achieved a grade 4 (C) or above for GCSE English language.

If you already have a grade 4 (C) and need to improve your grade to 6 (B) or higher, please contact Course Information on 01642 3337000 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk.

Please enquire by the clicking the ‘enquire now button’ at the top of this website page or contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk.

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Students have access to all of the main college facilities as well as the CIAC building which is a dedicated maths and english centre. There are a range of support services available in the College for students to access support with their studies, careers advice and financial assistance. 

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.