Level 2, Certificate

Duration: 8 weeks

Location: Benfleet

Days & Times: Thursday, 6-8pm

Start Date: 19 April

Fee: FREE*

Course Description

170209 Adult Photos Website 8This study programme is a great opportunity for anyone that is considering returning to education after a period of time and planning on going to university.

As part of the course you will develop your academic and practical skills, building your confidence so that you'll be ready to progress to one of the many Access courses available at the college:

*Subject to previous qualifications.


Critical Thinking

You will learn:

  • the nature and importance of critical thinking
  • the key terms relating to critical thinking
  • the nature of assumption, bias and stereotyping in argument and point of view
  • how structure and style impact on argument
  • how to form an argument
  • how to question an argument or point of view.

Discursive Writing

You will learn:

  • how to order and present facts, ideas and opinions
  • the difference between fact and opinion
  • how to be able to construct a valid argument in writing.

Practical Presentation Skills

You will learn:

  • the skills involved in preparing and delivering presentations
  • how to use different aids and delivery styles
  • how to plan and deliver a presentation
  • how to assess your performance and identify areas for improvement.

How Will I Be Taught and Assessed?

Assessments will be through assignments and a portfolio of evidence.

What Could I Do Next?

Following the successful completion of this course you may go on to study one of the
Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diplomas at the college.

General Entry Requirements

You should be aged 19 or over and need grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and/or Maths, or a Level 2 in Functional Skills.

If you don't currently have the entry requirements needed, don't worry, you could study GCSE English and/or Maths for free at the college!

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