Service Update
Open for learning

All our courses are currently online or remote learning.

On site learning will start again for some existing learners week commencing Monday 15 March 2021

New enrolments and online initial assessments continue to be available. If you need help with accessing or using IT equipment we can help.

To find out more
email information@baes.ac.uk or call 0121 303 4318

English Pathways - Entry Level 1 to Level 2

We recommend a year-long pathway to develop your English skills and knowledge. The English Pathways include: Skills for Life; Grammar, Spelling and Vocabulary, and English Functional Skills, which includes an integrated project.

Skills For Life

2 sessions a week for 3 weeks (15 Guided Learning Hours)

This part of the course will enable you to devise a personal plan that sets realistic targets for your English course and gives you an opportunity to review achievements and aspirations for life and work.

Courses run from the week beginning 14/09/20 to the week beginning 28/09/20. 

Grammar, Spelling and Vocabulary

2 sessions a week for 10 weeks (50 Guided Learning Hours)

This course will enable you to improve your spelling and grammar skills and to develop your vocabulary. You will explore grammar, punctuation and sentence structure in order to express your ideas clearly. You will learn new vocabulary to improve communication skills and learn spelling strategies, which are essential skills for the workplace.

Courses run from the week beginning 5/10/20 to the week beginning 14/12/20

English Functional Skills

2 sessions a week daytime courses for 20 weeks (90 Guided Learning Hours)

Course aims:

  • To improve your reading, writing and communication skills in real life contexts
  • To set goals to help you develop the English skills that you need in everyday life and work.
  • To gain a nationally recognised Functional Skills qualification. For more details see the Functional Skills Course Information sheet.
  • To join a Functional Skills course you will need to pass an English assessment.

Course runs from the week beginning 12/01/21 to the week beginning 21/06/21

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