Teaching English at level 2: effective practice for new & developing teachers (North)

If you are new to teaching English at level 2 or want to strengthen your understanding of key teaching approaches, this course will provide you with a comprehensive overview. It will help you plan engaging lessons, utilise a range of teaching strategies, assess learning thoroughly and provide effective feedback.

Pricing options

There are three pricing options:

1. Individual fees

SET member: £148.75 

Non-SET member: £175

2. Hosting

Hosting is great value and allows you to train 10 delegates for the single price of £1,100.

We will support you to fill the extra places but this is a great opportunity to work collaboratively with providers in your locality.

3. In-house

Do you want to get the maximum value from your CPD budget?

Why not run an in-house course at a time and venue to suit?

  • In-house course for up to 16 staff: £1,580
  • In-house courses for up to 32 staff: £3,100


Enquire about running this course at your location

Free Places

A limited number of free places are offered on this course. Please see the 'Upcoming' section above for current availability. Free places are offered to ensure greater diversity on our courses, so to qualify you must either:

  • Work in an organisation in one of the 12 opportunity areas (Blackpool, Bradford, Derby, Doncaster, Fenland and East Cambridgeshire, Hastings, Ipswich, Norwich, Oldham, Scarborough, Stoke, West Somerset)
  • Work in an organisation with an annual turnover of less than £500,000
  • Consider yourself to have a disability
  • Come from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background

You must also agree to be contacted by our evaluation team.

To book a free place find a course that has free places remaining and book as normal. At the payments stage of the booking you will be asked to tell us which of the three criteria you meet and then click on the 'recalculate' button to reduce the cost of the booking to zero.

If, for whatever reason, you are unable to attend, please advise us at least one week before the course takes place. This will allow us to offer the free place to someone else who works in the FE sector, so they can take advantage of this offer.

SET Membership

SET members are entitled to an exclusive 15% discount off this ETF professional development course.

Find out more about SET membership on the Society for Education and Training (SET) website.

Who is this for?

This course will most benefit those who either have some knowledge of teaching English but are new to teaching at level 2, or those who want to gain confidence in developing new approaches in teaching learners to achieve at this level. It is suitable for providers from across the breadth of the sector, including: FE Colleges, Independent Training Providers, Adult and Community Learning, the 3rd sector, offender learning and specialist colleges.

Training aim

Above everything, the course aims to develop confidence in teaching GCSE and functional skills English. The course is structured around three key themes - curriculum, teaching strategies and assessment - exploring each of them in greater depth as the course progresses.


You will have the knowledge and confidence to:

  • deliver GCSE and functional skills English at level 2 with more confidence
  • identify how a learner is performing at this level and deliver effective feedback to support their progression
  • use up-to-date thinking on curriculum, schemes of work and planning that closes gaps and helps skill retention and application
  • develop effective teaching strategies for progress to and success at this level.


This is a two-day course with an opportunity in between the two sessions to research and practise some of the ideas from day one, as well as building on your personal English skills if required.

Entry Requirements

You must have an English qualification at level 2 or higher.

Contact us

If this course is not currently available in your area, and you would like to attend then register your interest. We will let you know about new events as they are announced.

If you have any questions, please contact:

T: 0800 0 831 830
E: bookingsupport@etfoundation.co.uk