Key course information
English and Maths
Apply for this course
Functional English classes are available to adults (19+) at our Chippenham, Salisbury and Trowbridge campuses.We encourage you to apply on-line and register your interest in studying English. We will accept applications for Functional English at any time from September 2020 through to end February 2021. Following receipt of your application, we will contact you to discuss the options available to you .There are daytime and evening classes available which are face to face with adherence to 'covid' safety guidelines and appropriate social distancing.We also continue to offer our popular distance learning option which gives students an opportunity to work remotely with an English Lecturer.All of these 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
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.
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?
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.