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


English and Maths

Study Mode

Part time

Start Date



32 weeks


Available at

Course Overview

We also plan to run a 2 week intensive English course which will run from 14th June to 23rd June 2022 at our Chippenham, Salisbury and Trowbridge campuses. We encourage attendance to at least 5 of these sessions during the 2 week period, with an exam at the end of the course or during July/August.We are still offering Functional English to adults (19+) as a distance learning option. This gives students an opportunity to work remotely with an English Lecturer.Please apply online and register your interest in studying English. Following receipt of your application, we will contact you to discuss the support and the options available to you.Functional Skills English courses are free of charge for applicants who do not have a Grade C or Grade 4 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

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.

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.

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

What Could I Do Next?

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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