Functional Skills English for Adults

Course Code: P173844

Key Information

  • Course type

    GCSEs & Functional Skills

  • Campus:

    Highbury Campus

  • Start Date:

    16 Sept 2024

  • Duration:

    1 year

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:


Functional Skills English for Adults

We help all our adult learners improve their skills to help enhance life opportunities. English is valued very highly by employers and is crucial to your future prospects at college, university, work, training and life in general.

During this course you will focus on reading, writing, speaking and listening. Functional skills qualifications are available at Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2.

A diagnostic assessment will be carried out, in a controlled environment, to check your current level of understanding.

A minimum of 2 hours per week across 36 weeks.

The College requires an attendance rate of at least 90% to enable you to achieve and progress. You will be expected to attend weekly lessons, which will be delivered as a mixture of taught sessions, group work, paired work and individual tasks and also incorporates some blended learning. Homework will be given at regular intervals.

You will be assessed through exams.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

You can progress to the next level or to a GCSE English course.

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