English Language / Overseas Students (VTOS)

Course Description

LEVEL 3 OR 4 COMPONENT CERTIFICATE ONE YEAR

The College offers three core VTOS courses designed for students from overseas who wish to develop their competency in English as a second language.  Students will also acquire Information Technology skills.

We call the courses New Horizons 1, New Horizons 2 and New Horizons 3

Applicants must be VTOS Eligible for participation on these programmes.

 

Course Content

15382 - COURSE CONTENT (NEW HORIZONS ONE) Level 3 - QQI Component Award  - 3M0874 General Learning

  • English as a second language
  • Word Processing
  • Intercultural Awareness

15383 - COURSE CONTENT (NEW HORIZONS TWO) Level 4 - QQI (Component Award - 4M2010 General Learning)

  • English as a second Language
  • Word Processing
  • Historical Studies

15384 - COURSE CONTENT (NEW HORIZONS THREE) Level 4 - QQI (Component Award - 4M0855 )

  • English as a second Language
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • General Studies Module

Certification

QQI Component Certificate, University of Cambridge KET PET, First Certificate in English

Progression / Employment

Course One:  Successful students may proceed to programme two at Whitehall College.

Course Two:  Successful students may proceed to programme three at Whitehall College.

Course Three:  Successful students may proceed to programme a further course of studies at Whitehall College.

Entry Requirements

Course One: A basic competency in the English language is required to follow this programme.

Course Two: This programme is suitable for students who have already completed programme One or who have a working knowledge of both written and spoken English.

Course Three: This programme is suitable for students who have already completed programme Two or who have a working knowledge of both written and spoken English.

Candidates for the above courses will be interviewed and assessed to determine their competency in English prior to acceptance on the programmes.  Applicants must be VTOS eligible.