• LevelLevel 1
  • Age group19+
  • Duration16 weeks

  • Awarding bodyCity & Guilds


This qualification aims to enable students to deal effectively with the demands of life, work, society and culture.

It develops your skills and confidence by helping you to improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills at a level appropriate to your needs and competence.

You will develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in a number of different ways, practising skills which you will need in your everyday life. You will be taught using a variety of interactive IT resources alongside formal classroom teaching.

Resources will be available on the virtual learning environment which you will be able to access from home.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Various dates and times available, please enquire for details.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements, students will be assessed at induction.

You will be assessed using a range of tools including IT, internal and external assessment.

This can be discussed with your tutor upon completion of the course.


Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances.

Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time students.

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.