About the course
This range of courses is designed for all ages and levels of ability. Each individual will be fully assessed by our professional tutors and advised which qualification would best suit his/her needs.
If English is not your first language we will ask you to do an ESOL assessment prior to attending a functional skills English class as an ESOL class may be more suited initially to some learners prior to attending functional skills.
There are no formal requirements, but the results of initial assessments will be taken in to account when deciding on the qualification and level for which the candidate will be entered.
Functional Skills English â€“ (Edexcel). Entry Level 3, Levels 1 and 2
What you'll learn (core modules)
The tutor will use a variety of teaching methods including explanation and discussion, as well as group and individual activities. The class will be small and friendly and will focus on building everyday practical skills such as letter writing. The qualification includes three assessments which are taken throughout the fifteen week course. There will be plenty of time to practice the skills you have acquired.
Where will this course take me?
Functional skills qualifications from Entry Level 3, through to Levels 1 and 2 are progression routes towards the GCSE. When a qualification is successfully achieved you will have the option to progress onto a higher level functional skill or a GCSE.
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