The Next Level

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Course Description

If you've already attended The Basic Skills and Future Proof, on this course develop the best Entry level or Level 1 English, Maths and ICT skills you can. Improve your organisational and study skills further. Prepare to take Level 1 functional skills tests - if you're ready, we will enter you for the real thing. This course is the essential step to take if you're hoping to join Level 2 courses next year.


Course runs from 18 Apr 2018 to 29 Jun 2018


  • You'll achieve personal goals.
  • You'll receive advice about courses and careers.
  • You'll receive a course certificate.
  • If ready, you will be entered for Entry level or Level 1 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).
  • If you are ready, you will be offered the opportunity to take Entry level or Level 1 functional skills tests in English and Maths.


Return to Learn courses build confidence and skills. If you complete this course successfully, you could progress to: - other short Maths & English courses - Step Up courses or other longer 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.

Help and Advice

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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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