How long is the course?
This could vary according to the student’s needs and will be discussed at interview.
How will I learn?
You will be taught in a classroom environment using a variety of resources. You will work in small groups or individually on pre-set tasks. There will be the opportunity for independent learning throughout the course.
What subjects will I study?
You will study the following:
Reading will cover all types of text from journals, course texts, newspapers articles and subject specific resources. There will be comprehension and questions on text you have read
Writing will cover all types of text using correct grammar and punctuation. You will write formal and informal texts which will include letters of application, CVs, reports and assignments.
The Speaking component involves a presentation (for Level 2). This will be formally assessed and will look at delivery, pace, eye contact and content.
The Listening component involves a group discussion. This will be formally assessed and will be on a topic selected from several options that are current or relevant.
How will I be assessed?
Functional Skills in English is assessed by three separate components which will be computer-based or paper based tests.
Are there any additional costs?
There are no extra costs for this course apart from general stationery needed for study.
What are the entry requirements?
There are no entry requirements and all classes are free
Can I get more information?
For more information please contact us:
T: 01229 825017
What opportunities will this lead to?
Functional Skills are practical skills that equip learners with the necessary knowledge and understanding to use and apply English in everyday life, so they can get the most out of work and education. Functional Skills underpin all education and training choices.