Step Up to Study

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Course Description

  • Do you have E3-L1 English and Maths?
  • Do you want to push your English, Math and ICT skills further?
  • Do you want to improve your study skills?
  • Are you a practical learner?
  • Do you find it difficult to commit to a year-long course?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, this course is for you.

There are three Step Up courses: each is Wednesday to Friday for 10 weeks. They will improve your English and Maths and help you progress towards Level 2. You will develop practical ICT skills. You will improve your organisation, problem-solving and resilience. You will prepare for further study or work. Over the three courses, you will develop a realistic plan of personal development.


Course runs from 27 Sep 2017 to 8 Dec 2017


  • You will achieve personal goals.
  • You will receive advice about careers.
  • You will receive a course certificate.

Entry Requirements

  • You must be generally working at or near Level 1 in English.
  • Ideally, you will have a Level 1 Functional Skills English certificate.
  • You may have attended Step Up to Study.

Method of Assessment

On this course, your achievements will be assessed through individual learning plans. There is no test on the course, although you will work towards functional skills tests.


You could progress to: - Step Up to Work - Voluntary work or paid employment


You will be assessed on a regular basis both informally and formally, and will receive regular feedback from tutors.

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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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