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. English - making progress at entry level 1 and 2

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you struggle with reading, writing and spelling? Would you like to be able to write complete sentences without support? Would you like to feel more confident about using full stops or a capital letters? Then this is the course for you!
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  2. English - making progress at entry level 3

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you struggle with spelling and punctuation? Does your grammar let you down? In this course you will learn more about grammar and improve your spelling and punctuation. The course will enable you to read and write short texts.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  3. Brush up your grammar (level 1 or above)

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    What’s the difference between a verb and a noun, a subject and an object, a main clause and a subordinate clause? If you’re not sure and want to find out, this course is for you. It’s designed to give people who never studied grammar at school a better understanding of the workings of the English language.

    This course is FREE if you are employed and earn less than £19,890. 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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  4. Matters of opinion (level 1-2)

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you need to improve your fluency, your vocabulary and your pronunciation? Join this course and learn how to express your opinions, develop your range of expression and talk about important topics: love, politics, films, current affairs, morals. This course will help you develop your grammar and enable you to talk in a more complex and sophisticated way.

    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 (NOT NAME) and a password when asked. The fees for this course are to be confirmed. Please contact the department on 020 7492 2511 or [email protected] for help or more information.

    This course is FREE if you are employed and earn less than £19,890. 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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  5. ESOL entry 1

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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 a lot of new words and also learn grammar so you can ask and answer questions and read and write about yourself, your family and friends and complete forms and short emails. The fees for this course are to be confirmed. 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 £19,890. 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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £28.00

  6. Maths level 1 accredited

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to gain a Level 1 Functional Skills qualification in Maths? Prepare for this whilst improving on your application of percentages and fractions, your use of measurements and scale drawings, your interpretation and drawing of graphs and more!
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  7. Improve your spelling (entry 3 and level 1)

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    I before E except after C? Practise or practice? If you have struggled with spelling then this is the course for you! It will help you understand and apply spelling rules and use different memory techniques to make spelling easier. This course is for native speakers or those who speak English very fluently. It is aimed at E3/Level 1 learners.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  8. Developing your skills in English and maths at pre-entry level

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Just getting started in Reading and Writing? In this course you will learn to read notices around you, times and dates, spell familiar words and write basic information about yourself. You will learn to write/use numbers and measurements needed in your everyday life. This course is for native speakers.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  9. Advanced writing skills in practice (level 2+)

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Do you need to develop your writing so you can express yourself in a full and rich manner? On this course, you will focus on how to structure different types of writing, organise your ideas and improve your vocabulary while focusing on difficulties typically faced by high level learners of English, such as tone and register. Learn how to research information and use your notes to write to the point, expressing complex ideas, in a style which is engaging and takes the reader into account.

    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 (NOT NAME) and a password when asked. The fees for this course are to be confirmed. Please contact the department on 020 7492 2511 or [email protected] for help or more information.

    This course is FREE if you are employed and earn less than £19,890. 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: £109.00

  10. Improve your English with phonics (entry 1 and 2)

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you need more help with your reading and writing? This course will help you to hear, identify and use different sounds that distinguish one word from another in the English language. By knowing the sounds of individual letters, and groups of letters, and their combined sounds, you will be able to decode words as you read. Understanding phonics will also help you know which letters to use when you are writing words.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  11. Write with confidence (level 1 or above): improve your grammar and punctuation for everyday writing

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Do you want to work on your writing? Do you need to become more confident writing different texts? Do you need tto improve your writing for work? This course provides a supportive workshop environment for you to explore issues of grammar and style in your own writing. This workshop is particularly geared to anyone who is not confident with their writing and is writing within a professional, academic or creative context.

    This course is FREE if you are employed and earn less than £19,890. 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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  12. Grammar in practice: upper intermediate (level 1-2)

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Unsure when to use present perfect or past perfect? Is reported speech still causing you problems? Do you need to practise your conditionals? Join this course and put your grammar into practice in speaking, writing, reading and listening. Gain confidence in using grammar effectively through engaging contextualised tasks.

    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 (NOT NAME) and a password when asked. The fees for this course are to be confirmed. Please contact the department on 020 7492 2511 or [email protected] for help or more information.

    This course is FREE if you are employed and earn less than £19,890. 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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  13. ESOL entry 2-entry 3

    Course Date: Sat 4 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you quite confident about your everyday English? Can you have some short conversations and read and write simple emails? Can you go shopping, talk about simple subjects and write a letter? But do you make quite a lot mistakes? Is it difficult to speak, read or write about more complicated topics? 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. Your will 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.

    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 (NOT NAME) and a password when asked. The fees for this course are to be confirmed. 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 £19,890. 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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £28.00

  14. Preparing for GCSE maths

    Course Date: Sat 4 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you not quite ready for GCSE Maths.? Do you need to brush up on your skills to enable you to start the GCSE in September with a good foundation? Then this is the course for you!
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  15. English pronunciation: stage 3

    Course Date: Sat 4 May 2019
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Designed for students who have completed 'English Pronunciation' stages 1 and 2. Conversation and the reading aloud of a variety of texts will help to pinpoint those pronunciation worries still to be addressed.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £159.00

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