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Functional Skills English (Part-time)

Key course information

English and Maths


32 weeks

Part time

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Course Overview

Functional Skills English is available at Entry level 3, Level 1 and Level 2.At the moment, we are currently offering on-line courses to all applicants aged 19+. This is a great opportunity for you to work remotely with an English Lecturer and, where possible, to engage in individual and small group on-line workshops.We hope to start classes on our campuses in October 2020, but this is dependent on the Covid social distancing guidelines.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 now and in the new academic year.These courses are free of charge if you do not already hold a Level 2 equivalent or C/4 grade or above at GCSE

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

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).

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.
During this time - assessments for the Speaking & Listening may take place remotely. Formal exams are not yet available - and dates for these will be confirmed ASAP.

Additional Costs and Information

For those students who do not have a Level 2 or a grade C/4 or above at GCSE, there are no teaching or exam costs associated with these courses.

What Could I Do Next?

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

English and Maths

Career Opportunities

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