Celebrate Literacy Works Week

Learn with Aegis are celebrating Literacy Works Week on 5th-9th February, organised by Unionlearn. 

This is a great time to reflect on your literacy and language skills, whether by writing stories, reading and sharing books or taking an initial assessment on your English Skills and polishing up the weak bits! Some of the ways you can join our celebration:

  • Read a book! We have some Quick Reads to give away; see below for the titles we have and email us to get your copy!
  • Take the English Skill check (Ask for the link or come and find us at an event at office sites in February)
  • Study one of the National Extension College taster courses

Take the English Skill challenge and one of the following free online courses throughout February to participate in the draw to win a Kindle!

Start Writing Fiction: 12 hours study: Level 1: Introductory (Online)

Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This free course, Start writing fiction, will give you an insight into how authors create their characters and settings. You will also be able to look at the different genres for fiction.

What is good writing? 12 hours study: Level 1: Introductory (Online)

Does the idea of essay writing put you off the idea of studying? This free course, What is good writing?, will help you to realise that essays are not to be feared. You will learn how important it is to answer the question that is set and that your style of writing is as communicative as possible.

What is poetry? 12 hours study: Level 1: Introductory (Online)

Have you always wanted to try to write poetry but never quite managed to start? This free course, What is poetry?, is designed to illustrate the techniques behind both the traditional forms of poetry and free verse. You will learn how you can use your own experiences to develop ideas and how to harness your imagination.

Don't miss on the exciting Quick Reads books we offer for free this year:

Blackout by Emily Barr
Looking for Captain Poldark by Rowan Coleman
One False Move by Dreda Say Mitchell
Dead Simple by Various Authors
A Very Distant Shore by Jenny Colgan
Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers
The Anniversay by Various Authors
A Baby at the Beach Café by Lucy Diamond
Pictures or it Didn't Happen by Sophie Hannah
Street Cat Bob by James Bowen
Out of the Dark by Adele Geras
Four Warned by Geoffrey Archer
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
Call it Red for Revenge by Fanny Blake
On the Rock by Any McNab
Dead Man Talking by Roddy Doyle
Too Good to be True by Anne Cleaves

Please read the February course flyer for more information and if interested, email us at, and don't forget to fill the enquiry form to sign up for the free online courses.


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