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Supported Learning English

Course Description

This course has been developed for learners with very low English reading and writing skills and will enable learners to practise and develop their literacy skills in a small supportive group. Using a variety of teaching and learning techniques including creative activities and use of ICT, learners will develop their skills and confidence and demonstrate their use of English in group activities, visuals displays, storytelling, and more.

Course Requirements

This Supported Learning course is aimed at learners with mild to moderate learning difficulties and or disabilities, aged 25 and over. No previous knowledge or qualifications are required. You will need an interview before enrolment can take place to ensure your needs can be met and supported appropriately for you to succeed. Please refer to Contact Information below.

Course Content

You will develop skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening using a variety of teaching and learning resources while working at a pace to suit you. You will also be guided and supported to use computers to create and display examples of your own work and take part in creative activities Including the making of seasonal crafts to develop your skills at following instructions. You will also develop self-confidence by working in small groups to present information.

Teaching and Learning Methods

This course has been developed to inspire and develop confidence in learners with LDD before moving on to other courses. All classes are supported by specialist Additional Learning Support staff and we ensure teaching is learner centred, tailored to meet your specific needs Resources used in lessons are available via our online learning platform and you will be supported to use this both in and out side of classes.

Independent Learning

In addition to the classes, you will be assisted to explore ways to practise independently inside and outside of college as much as possible for you.

The skills learnt should be practised so that you develop and progress but help is on hand for this to happen.


Assessment takes place in many ways using a variety of methods including, presenting the skills you develop in small groups and sharing your own views about your skills and knowledge one to one with your teacher. There are no exam-based assessments of learning, but you will have to complete set tasks to show that you are acquiring the skills we would want you to. You will receive a personalised WMC Certificate on successful completion of the course.

Qualification you will achieve

You will receive a personalised WMC Certificate on successful completion of the course.

Next Steps and Progression

Each learner will spend time talking through their next steps and progression with their teacher. Following completion of your course, you will be able to develop your skills further on another of our Supported Learning courses if you are not ready for one of the many mainstream college courses.Your teacher will help you to explore all suitable options.

Additional Information

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or phone: 020 7255 4700 or email:

Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College is able to provide financial support for course fees, you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, view our Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.
44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572