Functional Skills English
Functional Skills English
The aim of this qualification is to allow you to improve your ability to read and write more effectively.
It also seeks to develop your speaking, listening and communication skills.
Teaching will be done in groups of 10-15 learners with your tutor.
You will be expected to undertake independent study, and having access to a computer will be beneficial. It will help you to meet the new examination requirements which are more in line with the traditional G.C.S.E programme.
WHAT THIS COURSE COVERS:
- Grammar and sentence structure – the building blocks of the English language
- The purpose of writing a text and how to identify and use their features
- Features of the layout – focus on the formatting of documents in the right way for specific situations
- Language techniques, bias and inference – identify and use advanced techniques used in English language exam technique
Classroom Online. We have adapted our classroom courses to online learning to support you through these difficult times. You can still expect the same high standards of support from our tutors who will continue to deliver classroom-based courses in the format of Zoom seminars and Teams online classes. You can also expect regular one to one support via e-mail and phone calls.
You will need internet access and a working tablet, laptop or PC.
You are required to undertake an initial assessment as part of your enrolment, which will determine your level. Most learners are eligible.
You will complete the following assessments: 1. Speaking and Listening - completed verbally. 2. Reading - online or paper-based options available. 3. Writing - online or paper-based options available. The exams will be externally marked by City&Guilds. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Functional Skills in English Certificate. 4. Spelling test for some levels. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Functional Skills in English Certificate.
Who is this course for?
The course is suitable for those who wish to apply their English skills in a range of professional situations, including writing formal emails, letters, verbal discussions and presentations.
Suitable for those who are English speakers but wish to improve & develop their skills in this area, as well as gaining recognised qualifications which many employers require.
If you are interested in applying, please complete the following quick form and we will be in contact to support you with your application. You will receive useful information about whether you are eligible for government funding, course fees, start dates and much more.
We have a variety of start dates every month
9:30 am to 3 pm (1h lunch break). 2 days per week. 11 sessions/ 5.5 weeks.
Fully funded subject to eligibility criteria.