The Next Level

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Course Description

The Next Level will help you develop more advanced English, Maths and ICT skills. You will be assessed before joining it. On the course, develop your organisational and study skills. Understand your needs as a learner. Prepare to take Level 1 functional skills tests - if you are ready, we will enter you for the real thing. This course is the essential step to take if you're hoping to join Level 2 courses next year.


Course runs from 19 Apr 2017 to 30 Jun 2017


  • No formal qualification

  • You will achieve personal goals

  • You will receive advice about courses and careers

  • You will receive a course certificate

  • You may enter actual functional skills tests, if we think you are ready.

Entry Requirements

  • You must attend other English and Maths courses first.

  • You must take the assessments to show us your level.

  • You must be Entry 3 and above in your English and / or Maths.

Method of Assessment

  • Your achievements will be assessed by individual learning plan (ILP).


Return to Learn courses are designed to build your confidence and skills. If you complete the course successfully, you could progress to any Hillcroft course including:

  • other short Maths & English courses

  • ICT and Digital Arts

  • Confidence courses

  • Dyslexia courses

  • Pre-Access


  • If you're unsure about your skills, please ring us.

  • If you haven't been to Hillcroft before, please come to Starting Points, an Open day or Assessment Day to find out about courses and take the assessments.

  • There is a 2 week probation period during which we'll decide if the course is right for you; if it is not, you will leave the course.

Help and Advice

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To Apply for a Course

Course Application and Support Forms:

To apply for this course you will need to complete the Application form for each course you wish to attend, there is space for up to 3 courses per form.

The Information Form only needs to be completed once each academic year, if you have not completed one for this year, you will need to complete this also.

You can either print the forms once completed, sign and return by post or email the forms direct to the college at

(You will be required to sign the forms when you attend the college)

Download the Course Application and Support Forms:

Hillcroft Student Application Form Hillcroft Student Information Form

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