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Covid Update

On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

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Adult Functional Skills English

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Functional Skills are essential for success in both your personal and professional life. This course offers a practical approach to studying for qualifications, allowing you to apply core skills to real-life situations. Through engaging topics tailored to your interests, you will develop your reading and writing skills, harness the power of technology, and participate in whole-class activities with personalized support.

By enrolling in this course, you will have the opportunity to earn a nationally recognised qualification in English. The focus is on enhancing your practical communication skills, enabling you to make the most of life, learning, and work. Real-life scenarios such as reading and writing instructions, articles, letters, emails, and job applications will be explored. Additionally, practical strategies to improve spelling, punctuation, and grammar will be covered.

Our aim is to equip you with effective communication skills, empowering you to confidently express yourself and engage in independent learning. By developing your English skills, you will unlock new opportunities in your career, education, and day-to-day life.

How will I learn?

Your commitment of just 2 hours per week will be dedicated to attending our engaging weekly lessons, where your tutor will assign individual or group work. Their guidance and feedback will be instrumental in enhancing your learning experience and achieving your desired outcomes. At our college, we prioritise self-development and foster an atmosphere conducive to learning.

These courses are primarily classroom-based, led by experienced lecturers who are dedicated to your success. In addition, our English and Maths Skills Development department offers personalised one-on-one support, advice, and guidance specific to English and Maths.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to enrich your skills, expand your horizons, and unlock new possibilities.

Entry Requirements

In order to enrol onto any Adult English & Maths course, you must be 19 and over and will be asked to visit the college for an informal assessment. This is used to make sure we offer you the correct level of course, so that you progress successfully and achieve your qualifications. No course offers are made for Adult English & Maths before an applicant completes an informal assessment.

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Course information last updated: Tuesday 26th September 2023 @ 8.03am (16 hours ago)

What truly made this course exceptional was the support and guidance provided by my tutor. They were highly knowledgeable and passionate about English.
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AvailabilityOur courses are offered at multiple intervals throughout the year. Upon submitting an enrolment request, you will be invited in for an assessment to ensure your enrolment aligns with the appropriate level and a suitable date for your convenience.

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Course fees explained

The course fee can usually be broken down to three components which are Materials (resources required to study the course, for example stationery, books and other equipment), Tuition (teaching, classroom etc) and Exams. Depending on age, financial circumstances and a number of other factors you could be asked to pay the full fee or just elements of it. Usually Learners under 19s studying Full-Time courses have just Material fee costs to pay, over 19s on Full-Time or Part-Time courses usually have materials, exams and tuition fees to pay. Find out more about Understanding Fees

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