English Language Skills Development (VTOS) QQI Level 4 & 5 | EVTOS45

Course modules

4N0689 English and Communications
4N1132 Personal Effectiveness
4N1180 English as a Second Language
4N1123 Word Processing
4N1125 IT Skills
Extras Cambridge English Exams

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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, including the Cambridge English Exams. The course also provides students with the opportunity to progress to a second year of VTOS where they can achieve a QQI Level 5 qualification in Healthcare, Childcare, Beauty Therapy or Business Administration.

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.


QQI Level 4 and Level 5 Minor Modules and Cambridge English Certification.


This course is full-time over one year, five days per week. Start times are 9:15 and finish times 14:30 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 and Swords.