Your communication, literacy and numeracy skills must meet the basic requirements set out by Bolton Council – this will be assessed via a 1.5 hour assessment.
If English is not your first language, you will be required to demonstrate that you have an English speaking, reading and writing level of ESOL Entry 3. An Entry 3 is a modest speaker, able to:
- Respond and maintain straightforward interaction quite well
- Talk past, present and future, showing some command of appropriate tenses and some modal verbs
- Demonstrate a basic range of vocabulary
- Write a paragraph
- Correctly spell personal details and most common words
If you fail this assessment, you will not be able to progress on to Part 2 – The Knowledge Course & Assessment and you will not be entitled to a fee reimbursement. We also advise you to wait six months before re-sitting the test, so that you are able to improve your maths and English.