English Language with Employability Skills (VTOS) | VTOS/B1

Course modules

A2 Cambridge English A2
B1 Cambridge English B1 Preliminary
3N0896 Career Preparation
3N0880 Communications
3N0881 Computer Literacy
3N0931 Internet Skills
3N0929 Mathematics 3N0929

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Course Information

The aim of this course is to provide students with the necessary skills and qualifications to improve their English language skills to progress to further education or employment.


The course is structured to provide students with a high standard of training and assessment leading to a recognised English Language certification: Cambridge English Exams A2 Key or B1 Preliminary. Students also achieve QQI Level 3 Employability Skills Award.

Entry Requirements

To ensure that you are offered a place on a course which is at the right level for you and appropriate to your learning needs all applicants are assessed prior to placement on the course. A good level of English language and IT skills is required for the course


Cambridge English A2 Key or B1 Preliminary and QQI Level 3 Employability Skills Award


This course is 9 months,  five days per week. Start times are 9:15 and finish times 13:15 approximately, Monday to Friday.


This course is funded under VTOS funding. In order to be eligible, applicants must be:

  • 21 or over the first day the course starts
  • In receipt of a Social Protection Payment for 6 months (156 days) immediately prior to starting the course. Please see the VTOS ‘Am I Eligible?’ section of FAQs for a list of qualifying social protection payments.


This course takes place in Balbriggan, Castlemill Education Centre