Functional Skills - English


This free course will help you improve your skills and gain a nationally recognised qualification: City &Guilds Functional Skills English qualification at Entry Level, Level 1 and level 2. The programme is designed to:

  • Help you at work
  • Refresh your skills in reading, writing and verbal communication
  • Improve your chances of getting a job or changing career
  • Help you with ordinary activities such as writing letters and helping your children with their school work.
  • Build your confidence
  • Develop your English skills to enable you to progress onto other courses e.g. GCSEs
  • The course will cover a range of topics, such as punctuation, spelling, grammar, reading, speaking and listening strategies. Functional Skills English is about using English in the real world, so these topics will be put into an everyday, practical context so that you can demonstrate that you can use your knowledge outside of the course.

    Entry Requirements

    No formal qualifications or experience are required for this course. Learners must be 19+. There will be an initial assessment to decide which level is best for you

    Teaching & Learning

    There will be a mixture of whole class work, small group work and directed self-study to meet your needs. Practising what you have learnt during your lessons will improve your chance of success. Your tutor will give you homework on a regular basis and will recommend books, websites etc so you can study independently.

    Progression Routes

    You could progress on to a Maths course, move on to GCSE English or widen your skills to include Computing.

    Fee Information

    To be eligible for government subsidised fees for this course, you must:

    • be aged 19 or over as at 31 August 2018
    • lived in the UK/EAA for the last 3 years
    • Currently reside in England

    You could be eligible for 100% reduction in the published fees if you meet one of the following criteria:

    • You do not currently have a A* - C in GCSE Maths and are enrolling on GCSE Maths
    • You do not currently have a A* - C in GCSE English and are enrolling on GCSE English
    • You are enrolling on a Functional Skills Course (subject to assessment)

    Additional Information

    You will need a pen/pencil and paper to make notes and also an A4 ring binder to keep your work and handouts together. Your tutor may recommend a suitable course book to enhance your learning.

    Available Courses

    Chard Holyrood Lace Mill
    Holyrood St

    TA20 2YA
    Day Wednesday
    Start Any
    Finish Varied
    Time 09:45 - 12:15
    Sessions 38
    Code FP2CH01
    Cost FREE