You will need to have a good comprehension of English in reading, writing and communication to be able to access the course, or you may have recently completed a Functional Skills level 1 course. We will ask you to complete an online assessment to help us identify the English skills you may need to develop.
This course is offered on a Wednesday evening between 6pm and 9pm, or a Saturday between 9.30am and 12.30pm
Who is the course suitable for?
This course is for those who wish to improve or develop their existing English reading and writing skills, and gain valuable qualifications recognised by employers and training providers. These skills will help you to build your knowledge and understanding that will enable you to develop confidence in reading, writing and speaking and listening.
You will develop your skills in three areas.
Speaking listening and communication
- Consider complex information and give a relevant, cogent response in appropriate language.
- Present information and ideas clearly and persuasively to others.
- Adapt contributions to suit audience, purpose and situation.
- Make significant contributions to discussions, and helping to move discussion forward.
- Select and use different types of texts to obtain and utilise relevant information.
- Read and summarise information and ideas from different sources.
- Identify the purposes of texts and comment on how meaning is conveyed.
- Detect point of view, and implicit meaning.
- Analyse texts in relation to audience needs and consider suitable responses.
- Write clearly and coherently, including an appropriate level of detail.
- Present information in a logical sequence.
- Use language, format and structure suitable for purpose and audience
- Use correct grammar, including correct and consistent use of tense.
- Ensure written work includes generally accurate punctuation and spelling and that meaning is clear.
Development of Maths and English
Employability Skills Development
Good English skills are recognised by employers fundamental to both employment and progression, this course will help you to develop these skills
How will the course be taught?
The course is classroom based over 15 academic weeks. You will also have access to the College Virtual learning Environment (VLE) which will give you access to additional resources to practice the skills you learn in the classroom.
How will I know how well I am doing?
You will be assessed through verbal, and course work based assessments that are on-going throughout the course on the topic being studied at that time. There are also practice examinations throughout the course to you help develop exam techniques.
Are there any additional costs?
There are no other additional costs to the course.
What course can I do next?
Level 2 English may allow you to progress onto the GCSE English course.
Where can I get further support / advice?
How do I join the course?
are 3 levels of entry level English courses available, and we will ask you to complete an online assessment to help us decide with is the right level for you.