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Keeping up with Children in English

Course code: TPKV004P

Subject area: Family Learning

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

12:30pm - 2:30pm

Days of week:


Course date:

22nd Sep 2023 - 8th Dec 2023

Course location:

Kidlington Band Hall

Contact details


01235 555 585

• Do you want to support your child’s learning?

• Did you miss out when you were at school?

• Are you confused by some of the new teaching methods your child’s school uses?

Then this short course is for you!

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

An introduction to the English curriculum taught in school. It supports children's learning both in and out of school and boosts self-confidence in the subject. Terminology used in school is explored and help and guidance is given so that learners feel comfortable with the subject matter. The course will include the opportunity to explore how reading is taught in schools and an understanding of terminology associated with English.

The course aims to familiarise adults with a range of methods and strategies currently used to teach English in primary schools. It aims to help adults feel confident in supporting their children’s learning in English whilst providing an opportunity to brush up their own skills. It can be used as the first step toward a longer English course with accreditation at the end.

The content will include using punctuation properly; exploring spelling patterns and considering different reading techniques such as skimming and scanning.

Please note there will be no teaching sessions on: 20/10/2023 and 27/10/2023.

Please bring own refreshments, if required.

There is no parking at the venue. Maximum 3 hours free parking in Tesco car park close by.

Please note that there is no disabled toilet available.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

What next?
Developing Confidence in English
Entry criteria
There are no entry requirements for this course.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2023 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Qualifications received
As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learning & method assessment
Your progress is monitored by the course tutor who will be available to support you throughout. You will be required to complete some assessment paperwork.

As this is a non-accredited course, informal methods of assessment will be used. You will be required to complete a RARPA form which represents Recognising and Recording your Progress and Achievement.