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Our Functional Skills English courses are available at three different levels: Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2

Functional Skills is a course that develops practical English skills in employability. This qualification will allow you to develop written and verbal communication skills with a particular focus on writing letters, emails and reports. The course will also develop your reading, spelling, punctuation and grammar skills.

  • What will I learn?

    Reading: Read and understand texts in detail, Use information contained in texts, Identify suitable responses to texts

    Writing: Write clearly and concisely, including an appropriate level of detail, Present information in a logical sequence, Use language, format and structure suitable for purpose for purpose and audience, Use correct grammar, spelling and punctuation

    Speaking and Listening: Undertake a formal and informal assessment

  • Example modules

    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Speaking and Listening
  • How will I be assessed?

    You will take an exam for each of the three modules: A controlled verbal assessment in the classroom, an examination in reading skills and an examination in writing skills.

  • Entry Requirements

    A diagnostic assessment will be carried out to determine the most appropriate level for you.

    Applicants will need to be 18 or over and already have obtained a qualification at Functional Skills Entry 3 to study at Level 1.

  • Progression & Career Opportunities

    You will be able to progress onto the next level once you have achieved the qualification OR you may progress onto a course that has Entry Criteria for the level of English you have achieved.

    This qualification is an essential requirement for many employees and the transferable skills are highly valued in many occupations including Retail, Marketing, Education, Childcare and many more.

  • Additional Information

    This is an evening course, consisting of one 2 hour session a week.

    This is a free course.

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Course Details

Qualification Level Level 1
Study Mode Part-Time Course
Start Date September / January
Duration 18 - 36 Weeks
Course Code PENGLL1FS-1
Runs at

Aylesbury Wycombe

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