English Skills (Intermediate)

Are your English skills letting you down? Do you need to better your English skills?  Do so with us.  Our Intermediate English Skills course is ideal for individuals who would like to develop and enhance their English skills, a perfect course for those who would like to build their confidence and ability in a range of areas. You will be required to study six units, all of which will explore a different aspect and help provide learners with a real insight into this subject area.

Distance learning or Home Learning offer you, the learner the flexibility to study at a time and pace to suit yourself.  This means that you can fit gaining an education in around your busy lifestyle.

On this course you will:

  • Improve your reading, written spoken English
  • Increase your confidence when communicating with people
  • Improve your employability

If you think Intermediate English Skills might be a stretch then we also offer a Basic English Skills course.

Develop a intermediate understanding and confidence of written, reading and spoken English.
Study with winners

We’re an award-winning learning provider and have been recognised for our cutting-edge learning techniques.

At your own pace

Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

Unlimited Tutor Support ™

Get as much help as you want from your personal course tutor via phone and email.

Awarding body: ABC Awards
Our course ref: NH030

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework.  ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our students.

Study Hours

The guided learning hours for this course is 120 hours. However, there may be additional hours required for additional research and writing.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours.  This is usually ample time for learners, even with full time jobs and other commitments.  Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.


Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards. The Course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme.  Tens of thousands of people each year further their education with an ABC award.

Additional Information
Level 2
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
Section 1

Develop an intermediate understanding of English spelling.

Each unit in this programme is broken down into 3 sections including:
Section 1 – English Guide
Section 2 – Mock Assessment
Section 3 – Assessment

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start.  However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

Much better than college
Kate Carpenter

So pleased i haven’t had the demands of a traditional college to tend with.

Needed qualifications
Alexa Timmins

I failed all my GCSEs at school – didn’t realise how important qualifications were until in front of someone asking for them for a job. So this course has served me well.

Bite-size, manageable units
L. Hewson

For someone who had not studied for a fairly long time and has Dyslexia, I found the website easy to use. Your support is fantastic. The course itself is good, again easy to understand and in good bitesize, manageable units. I am very pleased.

Helped me a lot
J. Volante

Materials are clear and easy to follow, I think this course has helped me a lot.

Very constructive
N. Henry

The support I received from my tutor was positive and constructive points were raised