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Essential Skills/ESOL

Communication - Level 1 and 2 Essential Skills (OCN)

Start Date: 20th September 2023
Code: YFPN2004B1

  • Part-Time
  • Newtownabbey
  • Course Information
  • We are currently not accepting applications for this course. To register your interest contact admissions@nrc.ac.uk


Duration: 15 Weeks Part-time
Number of weeks: 15
Start date: 20th September 2023
End date: 17th January 2024
Day: Wed
Time: 18:30-21:30

Course fee: FREE

Course Content

Essential skills are the qualifications that could help you to: 

  • get the most out of life
  • engage easily with others
  • solve problems 
  • develop personally and improve self confidence 
  • help with homework 
  • manage your finances 
  • access the internet and exchange emails 
  • get a job 
  • get promotion 
  • study for other courses and get good results.

There are three Essential Skills:

Communication - Essential Skills Communication will give you the opportunity to develop your speaking and listening, reading and writing skills. 

Application of Number - Essential Skills Application of Number will give you the opportunity to use your skills in working with figures and numbers.  This course will be taught online, however you will complete your external assessment at your local College campus.

ICT - Essential Skills ICT aims to give you the opportunity to develop practical computer skills to use in your current or future workplace and for your own personal need. We also offer Entry Level ICT classes for complete beginners. 

Classes are about two hours and usually run weekly.  On average, it takes over 40 hours to complete a course but this will be determined by your needs and tutor's assessment.  Classes are held in a range of venues, from your local community hall to your local college, throughout the day and evening depending on campus provision.

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum enrolment numbers, therefore you may be offered an alternative time or location should your chosen session not run.

Assessment Methods

For Level 1 and Level 2 courses in Communication and Application of Number assessment is through the completion of an externally assessed and marked exam. At Entry Level assessment is by the completion of an in-house test.

For Level 1 and Level 2 ICT assessment is through a portfolio only.

No specific entry requirements.

400 Shore Road
BT37 9RS
028 9085 5000

This course is also available in other NRC campuses.