Course at a glance
The Accredited Level 2 English Language Diploma is designed to be accessible for those with limited academic or study backgrounds, but there is a need to be able to read, comprehend and write written English competently. In this course, students are encouraged to use correct grammar, spelling and punctuation in order to develop style and presentation as well as facilitating understanding of meaning and language.
Alongside working through the course, students will be asked to study through comprehensive and independent reading texts and extracts. This will provide an opportunity to develop skills in summarising, collating and paraphrasing written text. Through the writing aspects of the course students will learn how to articulate their own experiences and develop skills that allow expression of ideas clearly and in an ordered way through appropriate vocabulary and grammatical structure.
The course is a year in length and divided into 2 units of study. At the end of each unit there is an associated TMA (Tutor Marked Assessment) which students are required to complete and submit. The course is formally assessed by an average grade being attained from the 2 submitted Assessments.
Accredited Level 2 English Language Diploma Entry Requirements
Basic English reading and writing skills, as full tutor support is given.
All students must be 16 years of age or above.
Approximately 160 hours.
Accredited Level 2 English Language Diploma Course Duration
You can enrol on the course at any time.
Two tutor marked assignments; one assignment after each unit.
Accredited Level 2 English Language Diploma Course Content
Accredited Level 2 English Language Diploma Unit 1: Reading, Writing, and Poetry
Module 1: Reading and writing skills
- Why read
- Passive and active reading
- Skimming and scanning
- Standard English
- Spelling and punctuation
- How to read fiction and non-fiction
- Controlling and choosing language
Module 2: Poetry and prose
- Poetic form
- Imagination and reality
- Plots and settings
- Character and dialogue
Accredited Level 2 English Language Diploma Unit 2: Reading, Responding, and Essay Techniques
Module 3: Essay techniques
- Essay planning, structure and form
- Factual and expressive techniques
- Constructing an argument
Module 4: Reading and responding
- • Reading sourced material:
- • Reading and writing about different cultures and traditions
- Contexts and images
- Reading nonfiction and fiction
This Accredited Level 2 English Language Diploma can be used in preparation for progressing to higher level study in relevant English subjects (for example Accredited Level 3 Diplomas) or as a vehicle for career development or to fulfil entry requirements to education courses.