When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Pauline Cohen
  • Course Code W22ELHA03A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Get confident in reading and writing. You will learn to read and write short stories, spell everyday words correctly and use punctuation. You will work towards achieving either the Entry 2 or Entry 3 Functional Skills English qualification.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Give your opinion when discussing a topic in a group
  • Listen to and follow instructions to complete a simple task e.g. finding and using a website
  • Use a dictionary to find the meaning of unfamiliar words
  • Read instructions and questions and respond in writing
  • Write a note, email or letter on a given subject using 3 or 4 sentences and conjunctions (and, but)
  • Use a range of strategies to spell difficult words

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the following qualification: Functional Skills Qualification in English (Entry 1) [EDEXCEL]

Class format and activities

You will work on your reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will work on your own, with others in a group and also take part in discussions. You will improve your confidence to write longer sentences and read a range of short stories and articles. Achievement on your course will be measured by a pass at Entry 2 or Entry 3 Functional Skills English. Your progress towards achieving the learning outcomes will be reviewed throughout the course. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals i.e. progression to Entry 3 or Level 1 Functional Skills English.

Entry requirements

You must be fluent in spoken English. You may have been born in an English-speaking country but had a disrupted education. All new students need to take an assessment before they can enrol. Assessment dates are updated regularly on our website.

What you need to know before you enrol

Excellent attendance and punctuality is required from all students. You will be required to complete homework every week outside of class time and may be asked to research topics using the internet.

What you need

You will need a folder with lined A4 paper to write on, two small notebooks, a pen and a dictionary.

What you can do next

At the end of the course, if you have passed, you may be advised to continue on to the next level of study.