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Course Code
15100 23F
Course Title
Functional Skills
15 Teaching week(s)
Entry Requirements
Start Date
September 2023
16-18 £0.00
Funded £0.00
Non-Funded £0.00

Course content

This course is for those who wish to improve or develop their existing English reading and writing skills, and gain qualifications nationally recognised by employers and training providers. These skills will help you to build your knowledge and understanding of English, and will also enable you to improve essential key skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening in the English language.


Dunstable Main Campus, Dallow Road

How will I learn?

A range of activities at the appropriate level that will develop reading, writing and communication skills.

How will I be assessed?

Assessments will take place on three elements - Speaking Listen and Communication, Reading Skills and Writing Skills

Equipment and other costs

Travel to college

What additional work outside of college will I need to do?

Tutors will set tasks to complete that will support and enhance the work done in college

Do I need to find a work placement? Do I need a DBS?


What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed onto?

Progressed onto higher-level English courses including other Entry Levels, Level 1 and GCSE.

What are the expected employment sectors for this course?

Wide-ranging – English skills are key in all forms of employment

English and Maths courses will start in September, the perfect time to brush up on your skills.

Classes and courses are held at a range of campuses. Please see below for examples and contact Amy Stevens on for more information.

Please note there are no weekend classes or online courses at this time.

Kingsway Campus, Dunstable: Tuesday and Wednesday evening.
Incuba, Dunstable:
Monday evening.
Dallow Road Community Centre, Luton:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Morning as well as Tuesday afternoon.