Course overview

The course will introduce you to many aspects of the UK and will be useful if you are thinking of taking the UK Citizenship test at some point in the future. It is also a course for anyone who wants to know more about living in the UK, the country's laws, culture and society. You will learn and discuss different laws, UK history, culture and social aspects of what is expected of typical UK citizens in everyday life. You will help each other to practice your English through informal activities and discussion to improve your understanding and confidence.

Course description

The course will cover important laws, historical events, important people, and cultural and social behaviours of the UK. Anyone applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK or British Citizenship must be prepared to take the ‘Life in the UK’ test. The test now required under the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 shows your knowledge of British life. On this course, you can find out more about what is required to pass the exam, while you improve your knowledge of the UK and practise your English through informal activities and discussion. You will need to have a good knowledge of English to join this course, and should be around Level 1 or Level 2 ESOL or Functional Skills level. If you have not already had a skills assessment to check your English level we can arrange this before you start the course.

Please note that you’ll need an internet connection to study this English course. This is so you can access our digital learning platform, Canvas. We use Canvas for homework, and also for tasks and activities in the classroom. You will need to use your phone in class to work on Canvas, and you should also bring a notebook and pen or pencil.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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