Skills for Life is for you if you:
• Are an adult aged 19+
• Missed out at school
• Want to get back into learning or work
• Want to help your children
The qualifications are designed to help you develop the skills you use in everyday life, such as reading, writing or maths. Certificates are available in both Functional Skills English and Functional Skills maths and are based on national standards so that everyone - including potential employers - can see how capable you are.
English classes – Stroud campus and outreach
Functional English equips you with the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to use and apply English in everyday life. Gaining these skills will ensure you can get the most out of your work and education. Functional English is a separate stand-alone qualification that can be taken whenever you are ready. You need to pass Reading, Writing and Speaking, Listening and Communication to gain the qualification.
Maths classes – Stroud campus and outreach
Functional maths equips you with the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to use and apply maths in everyday life. Gaining these skills will ensure you can get the most out of your work and education. Functional maths is a separate stand-alone qualification that can be taken whenever you are ready. You need to pass one exam in order to gain the qualification.
ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) – Stroud Campus
Do you have a basic knowledge of English but need to speak, read and write more confidently?
Our friendly informal classes will help you improve your understanding and pronunciation when reading, writing and speaking. We have three courses at different levels. The topics used will vary according to your needs and interests, and will include materials suitable for those preparing to apply for British Citizenship. You will have the opportunity to gain an Edexcel ESOL qualification at a level appropriate to your ability.
Please note that fees will not be refunded if a student withdraws from a course. The college reserves the right to close a class where enrolments fall below a viable number. In such cases full refunds will be given if the course is cancelled.