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.

Study Hours

Approximately 160 hours.

Accredited Level 2 English Language Diploma Course Duration

1 Year.


You can enrol on the course at any time.

Awarding Body

AccordAI/Accord Certified

Quality Licence Scheme

Assessment Method

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
  • Tenses
  • 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
  • Persuasion
  • Paragraphs
  • Viewpoints
  • Constructing an argument
In this module, we will be looking at essay writing techniques but this will also encompass different genres of writing. The student will learn to understand how to apply skills for this purpose and write a range of documents including letter, narratives and documents with dialogue.

Module 4: Reading and responding

  • • Reading sourced material:
  • Reports
  • Journals
  • Brochures
  • Newspapers
  • Media
  • • Reading and writing about different cultures and traditions
  • Contexts and images
  • Reading nonfiction and fiction
There is a requirement to be able to evaluate a range of reading sources and this module introduces the student to some of the principles.  It also offers a range of examples that will help the student to develop their skills in this area.
The student will need to be able to define non-fiction texts and identify the purpose and audience. This is similar to some of the processes already covered in previous modules. In addition to this, the student will need to show that they understand what the writers are trying to say and how they do this through specific presentational features of the piece.


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.