january, 2021

2021mon11jan(jan 11)12:45 pmmon15mar(mar 15)3:00 pmEnglish for Work: Upper Intermediate (L1)Funded English course suitable for learners where English is not their first languageColeridge Community CollegeDay:Monday length of course: 8 weeks


January 11 (Monday) 12:45 pm - March 15 (Monday) 3:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

8 weeks


Course details

Our English for work courses are suitable for learners where English is not their first language.   

This course is aimed at learners who have a good intermediate level of English but, because of limited English ability, struggle with certain aspects of their jobs, or even to get a job.

You will gain confidence, improve your listening and written and spoken English. These skills will  improve your chances of gaining employment, or to move up into a job with better pay and prospects. Part of the course will be based on the needs of individual learners; and this will be discussed in the first lesson. You will also learn about UK work culture, how it may differ from other countries, and the course will answer some of the questions you might have about the differences between your way of life and what you see around you in the UK.

Your English skills will define the jobs you can apply for in the UK, and improving those skills will help, not only in this country, but will greatly improve your employability and promotion prospects should you later return to your home country.

Poor English skills can have serious consequences – from language misunderstandings that can cause the loss of money or angry clients, to constant embarrassment at not being able to chat with clients and colleagues in a social context or even over lunch!  You may be seen as unfriendly, or rude, which is also not good for your career.

This course is funded through Cambridgeshire Skills: See funding eligibility below:

If you are 19 or over, have lived in an EU country for 3 or more years and are at the right level, full funding is available. You will need to supply proof of identity and full attendance is required; you will also need to complete an enrolment form so that the office can apply for the funding and complete an individual learning plan weekly with your tutor.

If you are not eligible for funding but would benefit from the course, you can attend by paying a tuition fee of £117 per 8 week term.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

If you have not recently passed the PET exam, an assessment test will be needed for placement purposes. To book an appointment, call the office on 01223 712340 or email learnandtrain@cap.education.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to:

  • learn the basics of writing a CV and cover letters, completing the application process, and going through interviews
  • improve all the skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking, with the emphasis on building the skills and vocabulary that are most useful in the workplace and in searching for work.
  • build your ability to communicate more formally where appropriate, in meetings or on the telephone
  •  increase your confidence to express your own views through discussions of current affairs, cultural differences
  • improve your knowledge of British culture, food and values

Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment:

The tutor will advise in the first lesson

For the first session you will need to bring:

A notebook and pen and pencil.

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

The college has many English for work levels, talk with your tutor who will advise you.

The Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.



Contact the office on 01223 712340 to enquire about suitability and booking a place.


Sameena ButtSameena is a qualified EFL/ESOL teacher with a BA in English language teaching and English language and a Masters in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. Much of Sameena's teaching experience has been in the UK but she has also taught Academic English at a University in the UAE. She also works as a UKVI IELTS exam invigilator at the British Council. Sameena has taught accredited classes to teenagers as well as adults, refugees as well as well established learners. Sameena is an empathic tutor who finds it rewarding when learners do well. In her spare time Sameena enjoys any kind of artwork.


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