English GCSE for adults

Page updated on: 14/02/2024

Attend three-hour weekly sessions with a tutor and study in your own time as directed by your tutor. You can do this course over 1 year or 2 years, depending on your personal needs. Your progress will be assessed by continual formative assessment by your tutor and self-reflection. You will also sit two final GCSE exam papers.

You will need to do an initial assessment with us to make sure this is the right course for you – help and advice is part of the process. You also need to be able to attend most weeks and, in addition, do the work necessary at home – this is a very condensed course that requires commitment – especially the 1-year version.

You may need to purchase course books, your tutor will explain what you need at the first session.  If you’d like to do the GCSE course, but don’t feel quite ready for it, we can help you improve your skills and confidence.

The course costs £60 for WJEC GCSE English Language (Unit 1-Oracy and Units 2 & 3 exam papers).  

Venue Day / Time Weeks
Carmarthen Learning Centre

Thursday, 1.00 – 15.00, plus 1 hour online

31 weeks - 1 year
70 weeks - 2 year
(following school terms, minus holidays)
Llanelli Learning Centre

Tuesday online, 09:15 – 11:15, plus 1 hour in-person

Thursday, am

31 weeks - 1 year
70 weeks - 2 year
(following school terms, minus holidays)

We aim to deliver all courses as advertised. However courses may be cancelled, or changed, if enrolments are too low or in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Once you enrol, refunds will not normally be given to learners who do not continue with their studies. Refunds are at our discretion and where granted will be pro-rata to the number of sessions attended.

Term Dates 2023/24 Start Half Term End
Autumn 2023 04 September 30 October - 03 November 22 December
Spring 2024 08 January 12 February - 16 February 22 March
Summer 2024 08 April 27 May -  31 May 19 July

Please note that this calendar is subject to any changes that may arise as a result of government policy decisions. We do not accept liability for any losses incurred in respect of altered holiday arrangements following such changes.

This course is run in partnership with Coleg Sir Gâr.

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