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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?

    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.

  • Progression & Career Opportunities

    The course will allow you to progress onto some vocational courses. 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.

  • Cost of Study

    There is no cost for this qualification if you have not achieved the qualification before and have been a UK/EEA resident for at least 3 years.

  • Additional Information

    Evening: x1 2 hour session a week

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Course Details

Qualification Level Level 1
Study Mode Part-Time Course
Start Date September
Duration 36 Weeks
Course Code PENGL1FS-1
Runs at

Aylesbury Wycombe

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