esol, English and Maths


This course is suitable for adults who are looking for work or want to improve their career prospects in the field of bookkeeping and accountancy but still need to develop their English language, mathematics and information technology skills. As a student on the programme you will study listening, pronunciation, reading, speaking, spelling and writing skills and learn to use your English in a range of contexts, including accountancy and business, mathematics and information technology. You will also work towards a vocational qualification. This course includes subjects like job searching, CV writing and interview preparation, and provides you with opportunities to participate in educational trips and listen to visiting speakers.

Aims of the course

To gain qualifications in English and maths as well as Bookkeeping which can enhance employment opportunities. The course aims to prepare students to progress in their chosen field. This could be further study, improving career prospects or seeking work.

Unit Breakdown

IAB L1 Award in Bookkeeping

IAB L1 Award in Computerised Accounts for Business

Mandatory units

IAB Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping

Introduction to bookkeeping Knowledge tests

Working within bookkeeping

Banking procedures

Recording receipts and payments Assignment 1

Preparing and processing bookkeeping documents Assignment 2

Recording credit transactions Assignment 3

Making and receiving payments Assignment 4

Maintaining petty cash records Assignment 5

Mandatory units

IAB level 1 award in computerised accounting for business


Introduction to bookkeeping Knowledge tests or work based evidence

Working within bookkeeping

Banking procedures

Using a Computerised Accounting Application Skills assignment or work based evidence

Assessment Method

At the end of each 18 week semester there are assessments in speaking & listening, reading, writing and bookkeeping exams.

Progression Opportunities

Depending on the qualifications achieved during the year, you can progress to higher levels of English and mathematics, into vocational courses, work or apprenticeships.

Career Options

Successful students may progress into the business or finance sectors or to further study in the college.

Entry Requirements

You will sit a short test on English and mathematics, and have an interview with a teacher. You should be able to demonstrate English, mathematics and information and communications technology skills at Entry 3 to do this Level 1 course.


Students learn in the classroom for most of the time and sessions include group work, pair work and individual study. Students will be able to access college facilities such as the Learning Centre and ICT equipment. Most courses include trips outside college to galleries and museums as part of the curriculum and other enrichment and equality and diversity activities.

Process for Application

To apply please select your chosen start date and location below.



Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 11/09/2017
End Date 06/07/2018

Fees and Finance

16-18 £0 p/ year
19-24 £0 p/ year
24+ £0 p/ year
International £9,000 p/ year


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.




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