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Adult Functional Skills English

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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. You will have the opportunity to use a computer and participate in whole-class activities, as well as working on your own with support. 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 can be carried out a number of ways including:

  • At Stroud Campus - located in the Centre of Gloucestershire, surrounded by the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The campus is moments away from Stroud train station and easily accessible by bus. (where online students take the assessments and exams)
  • At Filton Campus - located in South Gloucestershire which is easily accessible from the city of Bristol by train (Bristol Parkway / Bristol Abbey Wood) and bus.
  • At GL11 Community Hub - located in Cam, Stroud. It is easy accessible via a number of bus routes including 62, 65 and 346.
  • Via Teams in a Virtual Classroom environment.

These courses are either classroom based or online, with our core delivery lecturers who are
happy to help. Alongside this we have an English and Maths Skills Development department who canprovide specific one to one support, advice and guidance pertaining to English
and maths.

Please note that online classes require the learners to attend Stroud campus for assessment and all exams.

Previous work

Entry Requirements

A diagnostic assessment will be carried out, in a controlled environment, to check your current level of understanding in this subject. This may be carried out online or in personal depending on circumstances and available slots.

Progression routes

Additional Information

For more information about this course please email [email protected] for Filton courses and [email protected] for Stroud and Online courses.

Please be aware that some courses have fees that are payable on enrolment. More information on if this course has a fee can be found in the Availability section below.  

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. Please add [email protected] to your safe sender list. Most email providers allow you to do this withing settings/options. For full instructions simply use your chosen search engine to find instructions on how to make emails as safe.

Dates and Enrolment for this course

Course information last updated: Tuesday 25th January 2022 @ 2.22pm (55 minutes ago)

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Part-time 2021

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AvailabilityCourses start at various times throughout the year. If you can't see a suitable date, please contact our
Customer experience team 0800 0567 253.

7th Oct 2020 - 22nd Jun 2022
Stroud CampusWednesday,
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Stroud Campus
12th Jan 2021 - 27th Jun 2022
Virtual ClassroomTuesday,
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual Classroom
29th Sep 2021 - 29th Jun 2022
GL11 Community ProjectWednesday,
10:00am - 12:00pm
GL11 Community Project
4th Oct 2021 - 30th Jun 2022
Filton CampusTBC
Filton Campus

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