Functional Skills in English

An English GCSE or equivalent has become increasingly important for those pursuing work and/or seeking to go into further education. The Functional Skills English qualification is a recognised GCSE equivalent that will equip you with the desired knowledge and skills for your work, academic or personal goals.

Course Description

An English GCSE or equivalent has become increasingly important for those pursuing work and/or seeking to go into further education. The Functional Skills English qualification is a recognised GCSE equivalent that will equip you with the desired knowledge and skills for your work, academic or personal goals.

We offer this qualification at Entry Level 3, Level 1 and Level 2. You shall have an assessment prior to enrolling onto the course so that we can establish which level you should be starting with.

Course Layout

This course is set up as individual online learning. This would require you to be independent up to a certain level and have the appropriate IT skills to work the programme. However, you shall have a highly qualified and skilled tutor to assist your throughout your whole programme. They shall track your progress and offer you support through session plans, individual sessions, mini tests and assignments as well as any additional learning material that they may feel you require in accordance with any difficulties that you may face.

By the end of the course you shall have updated your English skills in the following areas:

Reading
If you find reading challenging on a daily basis, this course shall help you combat that issue. You shall learn how to read effectively, grasping the context of a text, its purpose, and identifying the different techniques used in accordance with the style of writing.

Writing
You will be shown how to plan your work in detail and how to structure it accordingly so as to bring your points across in the most effective way. This will in turn enable you to write more clearly.

Vocabulary, grammar, spelling
You will learn the basic uses of grammar, improve your spelling and widen your vocabulary. This will include differentiating between different tenses, learning how to use punctuation effectively and practicing your spelling through set activities.

Speaking
You will improve your communications skills with the assistance of your tutor. You will be encouraged to communicate and share your ideas verbally, present information and ask questions.

Benefits

In addition to updating your reading, writing and speaking skills you will also gain a recognised and highly desired GCSE equivalent qualification. This will provide you with a good foundation of skills in the field of work or any further education you may decide to proceed with.

Qualification

At the end of your course you shall obtain a Functional Skills English certificate from City and Guilds which is recognised and valued as a GCSE equivalent qualification.

Duration

The duration of this course will vary depending on which level you begin with and how long it will take you to absorb the material. Each level lasts for an average of three to four weeks.

Upon your enrolment, you shall discuss in detail with the tutor how long each level should take you in accordance with the layout of your course and the level you achieved during the assessment. They will then set you a deadline and offer you assistance and support to ensure that you reach it.

Eligibility

In order for you to qualify for the government funding you must be 19 years old or older*

Cost

This course is government funded, therefore the whole programme, including the certificate, would be free, subject to the requirements*

Enrolment

To find out more about this course and enquire as to how you can enrol you will need to book an appointment with one of our advisers. Please call us on 020 7354 5655.

Please be advised that you will need to provide your ID and NI number.

  • Certificate: City & Guilds Functional Skills in English Level 2
  • Cost: Free
  • Duration: 3-4 weeks
  • Eligibility: 19 years old or over
  • Enrolment: Rolling basis
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