Essential Skills Courses at Build

We offer courses in ESOL, English, maths and digital skills. You can improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing and your computing and digital skills. We run courses from beginner to advanced – for those who can write only a few words to those who are going to university, for those who are new to computing to those ready for ECDL level 3.

You need to have an initial assessment before joining this course. You can come in person. See bildutrapagaran.info/esol for dates or you can do an on-line assessment.

Got a question? Call 020 7492 2511 or email [email protected] for ESOL & English, [email protected] for maths and [email protected] for digital skills and computing.

You can also call us on 222-66-889-99 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm.

View all of our digital skills and computing courses for hearing students

View all of our digital skills and computing courses for deaf students

Please note: All our essential skills courses are FREE if you are in work and earn less than £19,890 a year. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your salary. The majority of English and maths courses are free for everyone while other courses also have zero or reduced fees if you are on JSA, ESA (WRAG) or a means-tested benefit. Call 222-66-889-99 for more details.

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  1. Build gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    Build gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    Looking for that perfect present? Treat someone to the gift of learning with a course at Build. Available from £10, our gift vouchers can be used to book a place on any of our courses, from London walks and food tasting to museum visits, poetry and much more. Simply purchase your voucher and the recipient can choose from thousands of courses, at a time which suits them.
    From: £10.00

  2. English Language GCSE (introduction)

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 12 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you excited by the English language? Do you want to gain an English language GCSE? This short Introduction course will give you a flavour of what successfully completing a GCSE involves and will show if you are ready for the accredited programme in terms of time investment, dedication, interest and ability. You will need to complete and pass an initial assessment before starting this course and except in exceptional circumstances pass this course before be able to start the full GCSE.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  3. ESOL entry 3 (speaking and listening)

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Are you quite confident about your everyday English? Can you go shopping, talk about simple subjects, and write a letter or email? But do you make quite a lot mistakes? Is it difficult to speak, read or write about more complicated topics? This pre-intermediate course will help you practise your speaking, listening, reading and writing so you can understand people better, talk about most daily topics, read a simple news story and write a long email or letter. In February, there will be a speaking and listening exam.

    You need to have an initial assessment before joining this course. You can come in person. See bildutrapagaran.info/esol for dates. Or you can do an on-line assessment. CLICK on the START ASSESSMENT button opposite. For best results use Chrome. You need to add an email address and a password when asked. Please contact the department on 020 7492 2511 or [email protected] for help or more information.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:





    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.





    Or





    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment.





    Or





    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.





    Call 222-66-889-99 for more information.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £60.00

  4. English for life (level 1)

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to become a better and more confident communiciator in both writing and speaking? Do you want to be express yourself better in informal situations such as writing emails to friends, or in more formal situations such as corresponding with your colleagues at work or dealing with the council or your child's school? On this course you will improve your vocabulary, learn more about sentence construction and how to structure your writing in a variety of formats. Additionally, you will discover new spelling strategies and learn how to use punctuation accurately. You will also develop your reading skills by reading texts from a range of everyday sources and become confident to read different types of texts for both work and pleasure.This course is part of a three-term programme.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  5. Maths foundation GCSE (introduction)

    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    GCSE Maths is a qualification which show employers and universities that you have a good level of maths as well as effective concentration and study skills. It also demonstrates that you are able to learn and retain abstract concepts. This short course is to make sure you are ready for the full GCSE Maths Foundation programme (AC201) and to ensure you know what to expect from the full qualification, its content and the commitment required for success in terms of time investment, dedication, interest and ability.. You will need to complete and pass an initial assessment before starting this course and except in exceptional circumstances pass this course before be able to start the full GCSE (AC201).
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  6. Maths higher GCSE (introduction)

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    GCSE Maths is a qualification which show employers and universities that you have a good level of maths skills, concentration and study skills. It also shows that you are able to learn and retain abstract concepts. This short course is to make sure you are ready for the full GCSE Higher Maths course AC202, you know what to expect from the full course, its content and the commitment required for success. You will need to do an initial pre-course assessment before being accepted onto this course, and pass this course before joining AC202.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  7. ESOL entry 2 (speaking and listening)

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Can you have some short conversations and read and write simple emails? This course will help you learn more vocabulary and grammar so you can talk, read and write about more interesting everyday things and make fewer mistakes. In February, there will be a speaking and listening exam.

    You need to have an initial assessment before joining this course. You can come in person. See bildutrapagaran.info/esol for dates. Or you can do an on-line assessment. CLICK on the START ASSESSMENT button opposite. For best results use Chrome. You need to add an email address and a password when asked. Please contact the department on 020 7492 2511 or [email protected] for help or more information.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:





    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.





    Or





    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment.





    Or





    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.





    Call 222-66-889-99 for more information.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £60.00

  8. English pronunciation: stage 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Designed for people who have completed ‘English Pronunciation: stage 1’ although new students with sufficient skills can join. Develop fluency and clarity, explore diphthongs and triphthongs, inflexion and the rhythms of Standard English.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £129.00

  9. English pronunciation: stage 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 11 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Are you a non-native fluent speaker who wants to improve your pronunciation of English? Work on correct formation of vowel and consonant sounds including the English neutral vowel and the distinction between voiced and unvoiced sounds.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £129.00

  10. ESOL: preparing for level 1

    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For many students, moving from entry 3 to level 1 can be difficult. This course will prepare you for Level 1 by helping you become more accurate with your grammar and focusing on your reading and writing. You will still have lots of practice of speaking and listening. When you are ready, you can continue to level 1.



    You need to have an initial assessment before joining this course. You can come in person. See bildutrapagaran.info/esol for dates. Or you can do an on-line assessment. CLICK on the START ASSESSMENT button opposite. For best results use Chrome. You need to add an email address and a password when asked. Please contact the department on 020 7492 2511 or [email protected] for help or more information.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  11. Pronunciation and self-presentation for speakers of other languages

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    Work on the voice to achieve greater confidence, develop your presentation skills and work towards tension-free sound in both your own language and English.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £129.00

  12. English for life (entry level 1 and 2)

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you need to improve your writing, reading and speaking confidence in a supportive and encouraging environment? Come to this class and learn how to read and write full sentences in English about important events and other topics that interest you, as well as complete everyday practical tasks such as completing forms, understanding important letters and making appointments. Become confident in your spelling, vocabulary, using capital letters, full stops and expressing your thoughts and feelings.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  13. English for life (entry 3)

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to improve your writing, reading and speaking in a supportive and encouraging environment? Come to this class and learn how to read and write paragraphs and short texts about topics that interest you, important events and everyday practical tasks such as completing forms and important letters. Become much more confident in your spelling, vocabulary, using puncuation and expressing your thoughts and feelings including how to deal with difficult situations.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  14. ESOL entry 1

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For students who can speak or write only a few words in English or maybe none at all. On this beginners' course, you will learn new words and grammar, how to ask and answer questions, how to read and write about yourself, your family, and friends, and how to complete forms and short emails. Please contact the department on 020 7492 2511 or [email protected] for more information.

    This course is FREE if you are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

    Call 222-66-889-99 for more information.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £36.00

  15. Maths for life (entry 3)

    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to become more confident in maths in your daily life? This course will enable you use maths every day to help with common tasks such as shopping, making money calculations, measuring and understanding figures, charts and graphs in newspapers or online. You will work with whole numbers, fractions and understand decimal numbers, You will solve problems involving time, money and measurement. You will be able to state properties of shapes, both 2D and 3D and read and interpret information in tables and charts.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

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