This is a course leading to a Functional Skills (FS) qualification. Functional Skills courses can be joined
at any time of the year, although classes start in September. Course levels start from Entry Level 1 and progress to Level 2.
Functional Skills English classes help you gain the skills to plan and write letters, emails and reports for work, focusing on spelling, grammar and punctuation and how to formulate your written work so that it
flows logically and sequentially. The course is assessed by two written examinations and these take place throughout the year. There is also a speaking and listening examination that will be done in the class.
Further information regarding the course specification can be in obtained from your tutor once you have been placed into a class.
Please note: this course will require an initial assessment, regular attendance, a high level of commitment and at least two hours of home study per week as set by the tutor.
Applicants must complete an initial assessment before joining the course and show the requisite skills needed for level 2 in reading/writing and speaking and listening (applicants must be fluent in English)
This course is externally assessed, by a recognised awarding body. Students must complete reading and writing exams under strict exam conditions and successfully complete speaking and listening assignments which are internally marked and externally verified.
Students who complete this course should be ready to progress onto GCSE or vocational courses.
This qualification is generally recognised by most workplaces and employers.