The Basic Skills

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Course Description

If you want to make a start in adult education, this is the place. On The Basic Skills, you will develop your reading, writing, number and computer skills. You will learn to become a more focused learner, capable of working with others and independently. We will teach you to become more organised. There will be practical tasks to develop your skills.


Course runs from 4 Oct 2017 to 24 Nov 2017


  • No formal qualification offered.
  • You'll achieve personal goals.
  • You'll receive advice about courses and careers.
  • You'll receive a course certificate.
  • If ready, you may be entered for Entry level English and Maths tests.

Entry Requirements

  • Before you start, you must attend other Return to Learn courses.
  • You must take our English and Maths assessments.
  • You must be Entry 2 and above in your English and Maths.

Method of Assessment

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


Return to Learn courses build confidence and skills. If you complete this course successfully, you could progress to: - other short Maths & English courses - ICT and Digital Arts courses - Confidence courses - Dyslexia courses


  • If you're unsure about your skills, please ring.
  • If you've never been to Hillcroft before, please ring.
  • Come to Starting Points or an Assessment Day to take an assessment.
  • There's a 2 week probation during which we decide if this course is right for you.

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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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