About the course:

This course is designed for anyone who wants to improve their Basic English skills for work, further study or personal development as well as gaining a nationally recognised qualification in English. The course will be taught in small and friendly groups where you will be working as an individual and as part of a group. You are expected to sit an exam when you are ready.

Course Structure:

This course comprises of three elements:

  1. English Reading
  2. English Writing
  3. English Speaking, Listening and Communication (SLC)

Course Content: 

  1. Reading
  2. Writing
  3. Speaking and Listening
  4. Group discussions 
  5. Presentation

What are the entry requirements?

No entry requirement 

Assessment Method:

  1. Observation of the discussion
  2. Presentation for the Speaking & Listening unit
  3. Exams for the Reading and Writing units

Qualification: English Functional Skills Level 1

Course Mode: Day/evening

Duration: 12 weeks

Start Date: The Functional Skill course can be studied at any time during the year, however, this is subject to the number of students.

Progression route?

Through achieving this qualification you will be able to progress onto an English Functional Skills Level 2 course. 

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover for the cost of textbooks needed for the course.