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Functional Skills English (Part-time)- for Adults (19+)

Key course information

English and Maths


32 weeks

Part time

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Course Overview

Functional Skills English is available to adults (19+) as a distance learning (home study) option and we are accepting applications for this throughout the year.We encourage you to apply on-line and register your interest in studying English.Following receipt of your application, we will contact you to discuss the options available to you.With our distance learning course, you will work remotely and be supported by one of our English Lecturers. You will need to have access to your own computer and be expected to submit work regularly to your Lecturer.

What will I learn?

When you sign up to study English, we will help you develop your core skills and knowledge in reading, writing, speaking, listening and communication

Entry Requirements

As part of the interview process, all applicants will complete an initial assessment.
Using the results from this and through discussion with you, we will be able to advise you about the course and qualification that is most suitable for you.
Your individual programme of study will be tailored to your needs through regular progress monitoring and discussion with your Lecturer.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

We support students working towards an Entry Level 3, Level 1 or a Level 2 qualification.

During the course, assessments take place on a regular basis to develop and assess your skills and fully prepare you for the formal assessments needed to gain a qualification.

The full Functional skills qualifications for English includes:

1. Speaking, listening and communication assessments (marked by your Lecturer),
2. A Reading and
3. A Writing exam,
which are marked by the Awarding Body (Edexcel).

Additional Costs and Information

All of these courses are free of charge for applicants who do not have a Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

You will need to have access to your own computer when working remotely.

You will be required to provide your own equipment which should include a folder, paper and pens.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

For those who achieve a Functional skills Level 2 English qualification, there are opportunities to progress to a GCSE English course.

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