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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

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. You can apply for our Functional Skills courses at any time from now until February 2024. Our classes start the week commencing 11th September and we accept students onto the course throughout the year up to the end of March 2024. Following receipt of your application, we will contact you to discuss the campus, the day and time of the sessions and the options available to you. Subject to enrolment numbers, there will be daytime and evening classes available which are face to face. We also continue to offer our popular distance learning option which gives students an opportunity to work remotely with an English Lecturer, while completing work online using Century, an online learning platform.

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 qualification for English includes:

1. Speaking, listening and communication assessments (marked by your Lecturer)

2. A Reading exam

3. A Writing exam

Assessments take place on a regular basis to develop and assess your skills and fully prepare you for the formal assessments needed to gain the 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

These courses are usually free of charge for applicants who do not have a Grade C/4 or above at GCSE, or equivalent Level 2 qualification. If you are not eligible, the course fee is £724.

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

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