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Our Functional Skills English courses run throughout the year. To discuss a suitable start date please email [email protected] before completing an online enrolment request.
Functional Skills are the fundamental skills that you need for your working and personal lives. You can study for the qualifications in practical ways and apply core skills to real-life situations.
You will develop your reading and writing skills through topics that interest you. These courses will help you to gain a nationally recognised qualification in English.
The emphasis of this course is on improving practical communication skills that you already have so that you can gain the most from life, learning and work.
The course includes a range of real life scenarios such as reading and writing instructions, articles, letters, e-mails and job applications. It will also detail practical strategies to revise and improve spelling, punctuation and grammar.
Our aim is to ensure that each learner is able to communicate effectively and develop skills in speaking and listening, reading and writing. As part of the course you will learn the skills needed to communicate confidently, effectively and independently.
By supporting the practical development of your English skills, this will allow you to gain the most out of your work, education and day to day life.
How will I learn?
This course is an online virtual learning course. This allows us to bring the classroom to you and create an interactice online learning environment. With the majority of sessions being live and like in a classroom you will have a teacher and other students interacting with you live on set teaching dates. Allowing you to ask questions and gain skills all without leaving your desk.
For more information on how these classes work please email [email protected].
A diagnostic assessment will be carried out, in a controlled environment, to check your current level of understanding in this subject.
You will take past assessments during the course to enable you to experience the papers you will sit formally. Assessments will be carried out through exam.
In addition, speaking, listening and communication, controlled discussion and presentation assessments take place throughout the year, which are set and assessed by your tutor.
In order to achieve the Functional Skills qualification you must achieve a pass in all components: Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening.
On successful completion of this course and qualification, you will be awarded a certificate.
If you have any questions regarding entry requirements please email [email protected]
IMPORTANT INFORMATION DUE TO THE IMPACT OF COVID-19
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we may need to take a number of measures that could affect our planned delivery method. For example; planned on site delivery may take a blended approach; a mixture of classroom based and online activities. We will endeavour to ensure course information, including delivery method and pricing, is updated when changes are having to be made. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us before completing an enrolment form.
For information on how this may impact community courses please email [email protected]
DISTANCE LEARNING PLATFORM
The choosen platform any online elements of this course is Microsoft Teams. Teams allows learners and teachers to seamlessly work together, create content and share resources from a single, easy-to-learn and simple platform. On successful enrolment onto this course you will be provided with all the details required to set up Teams.
Please be aware this course does not have a fee that is payable.
If you require financial support including payment plans, bursaries and advanced learner loans please visit the Money Management Service section of the website.
For more information on fees please view our Fees, Charges and Refunds Policy and our Applications, Admissions and Enrolment Policy and Procedures.
This course offers simpler and safer online enrolment requests, which means in a matter of minutes you can submit an enrolment request to us. However please be aware that upon submitting your enrolment form you are not guaranteed to be accepted. A number of our courses require assessments, qualification checks or simply a conversation with you before we can confirm your enrolment.
Within 24 hours of enrolment submission you will receive an automated email notification with information on what happens next.
Course information last updated: Friday 22nd January 2021 @ 8.30am (2 days ago)