English – Functional Skills

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Do you want to improve your English skills, increase your employability options and gain a recognised qualification?
Start Date Fri 13 Sep 2019
Weeks 23
Time10:00 - 12:00
Fee£0 *


Functional Skills English qualifications are designed to equip learners with the skills they need to operate confidently, effectively and independently in education, work and everyday life.

Assessments will be taken at specific points in the year which you can re-sit up to a maximum of three times in an academic year. There are three assessments for each level, involving reading, writing and speaking & listening. Once you have achieved one level, you will be encouraged to work towards the level above.

In addition to the two x two hour classes, you will be expected to complete ‘prep’ and homework tasks to practice what you have learnt in the sessions, prepare for the next sessions and to prepare for your exams. You are expected to complete a minimum of one hour study per week outside of your English lessons.

Entry Requirements

At the beginning of the course you will complete an initial assessment to check your current level and to help us to identify your strengths and areas for improvement. You must do your best on this assessment so that we can support you to make progress.


  • Next level Functional Skill or GCSE