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Course Title:


Course Number:

LENA N90222


Allen Park Centre

Learning Area:

Preparation for life


Entry Level 1 (Mixed)


Rashid Qureshi

Start Date:

28 September 2020

End Date:

05 July 2021

Session Time(s):

Monday between 12:30 and 15:00
Wednesday between 12:30 and 15:00

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

Between 10 and 12 learners.


NOTE: This course has already started.

Course Information

Blended learning:

Due to the current situation this course will be delivered using a blended learning approach in order to maintain social distancing with small class bubbles. This means that you will be attending centres every second day or every other day for face to face tuition with a range of tasks and assignments to complete remotely in between.  Remote learning elements will vary from course to course but may include some online learning as well as completion of paper-based activities and research tasks. Your tutor will provide more detail about how blended learning will work for your class during your induction session, the remote learning elements are an integral part of the course and must be completed in full and on time in order for you to progress and achieve. 

What will I be learning?

You will be studying English for everyday life situations:

  • Shopping
  • Health and Sport
  • Travel and Transport
  • Home
  • Friends and Family
  • Work
  • Hobbies & Interests
  • Social Media

Speaking and Listening

  • Ask and answer questions about yourself (name, full address including spellings)
  • Ask for things and make requests
  • Listen for information (prices, times, instructions etc.)
  • Follow instructions
  • Improve your pronunciation
  • Take part in short discussions
  • Deliver short presentations (E2)
  • Do a role play (E2)


  • Use the alphabet and spell a variety of words
  • Read key words, sentences and texts
  • Read signs, notices, notes and letters
  • Read instructions


  • Fill in forms
  • Spell key words
  • Write in sentences (E1: 5-6, E2: 7-12)
  • Use capital letters, commas, full stops, question marks etc.
  • Use paragraphs (E2)
  • Describe an event (E2)
  • Use compound sentences (E2)


  • Common verbs (including past forms – E2)
  • Modals: can (E1), must, should, will (E2)
  • Present Simple and Continuous  (basics at E1, then E2)
  • Past Simple (E2)
  • Future Simple (E2)
  • Linking words: and, but (E1), so, when (E2)
  • Questions and negatives (tenses above)
  • Adjectives (including comparatives) (E2)
  • Basic phrasal verbs (E2)

Does the course lead to a qualification?

Entry 1: City and Guilds ESOL qualification at Entry 1 (reading, writing, speaking and listening)

Entry 2: City and Guilds ESOL qualification at Entry 2 (reading, writing, speaking and listening)

Exam cost for fee payers - £21.62 per unit

Who is the course for?

For those where English isn’t their first language. If you are new to DALS or haven’t studied in awhile you will need a pre-course assessment to start your learning journey at the correct level. 

What do I need to bring?

Pen, paper, folder, dictionary

Are there any additional costs?

Yes, exam fees (plus any resit fees)

How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

At DALS, we use an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set and review targets and provide feedback, enabling continual reflection and evaluation throughout the course. Learners will also receive verbal and/or written feedback on marked work. Learners will use their ILP to help track and monitor their own progress towards set goals, to support personal development and achievement.

Can I have help in the class?

At enrolment, it is important that you tell us if you have a learning difficulty or disability and require support. Learners declaring a support need will be referred for an assessment. If an enhanced support need is confirmed, a Support Package will be offered, to assist your progress in your learning and development, specific to your assessed needs.

How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes. To find out more, please go to and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

Progression within DALS

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

  • ESOL Entry 2
  • ESOL Entry 3

Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:   meet  enjoy  learn  achieve .

This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement.  That's got to make you feel good!

Volunteering opportunities

We have a number of rewarding volunteering opportunities both within DALS and with other organisations.  These can offer you a number of benefits, including the ability to enhance your employment prospects, and the ability to learn whilst supporting others.  If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.

Venue Information

Allen Park Centre


Allen Street, Allenton, Derby, DE24 9DE


Car Parking Available
Limited Cycle Parking
Cycle parking - no dedicated shelter


Keypad lock on entrance

Disability Support:

Disabled Access to Ground Floor only
Disabled Toilets
Disabled Parking available


Drinks Machine
Learners will need to bring in their own supplies.


Crèche Unavailable


Take Osmaston Road A514 from Derby to Spider Island and Allenton shops. After shops take second left into Allen St. The venue is on the left hand side. Email: 01332 956340 OR 01332 956565

Bus Routes:

Arriva No. 60, 61, 42 & 43

Enrolment Information

In Person

If you would like more information about this course or wish to enrol, please contact via:

Enrolment Centre:

Allen Park Centre

Opening Times:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 - 5pm All visitors to call ahead and pre-book a time slot


Allen Park Centre, Allen Street, Allenton, Derby, DE24 9DE   Find Us

Telephone No:

01332 956350


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