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Functional Skills English

Having strong English skills is a prerequisite in most job, college or university applications. Taking this course will help you in everyday life while improving your opportunities for career and educational development! 
Functional Skills qualifications provide practical skills for all learners aged 14 and above. Functional Skills English teaches essential knowledge, skills and understanding that will enable them to operate confidently, effectively and independently in life and work.
We offer Functional Skills English from Entry 1 to Level 2 (GCSE equivalent). This qualification is designed to make your life in the U.K. easier and improve your employability and career prospects. The course content has been created to be useful in everyday life and only becomes more challenging when you have understood the unit you are studying. 
Course Essentials 
Qualification: City and Guilds Functional Skills English (Entry 3 - Level 2) 
Prerequisites: starting course level is determined by BKSB English and maths test during enrolment 
Duration: approximately 11 weeks per level 
Location: blended online learning
Assessment: there is one exam which takes place at the end of the teaching
New Skills and Knowledge 
  • Develop vocabulary 
  • Improve sentance structure 
  • Understand punctuation and grammar 
Our Functional Skills English courses up to Level 2 can be provided free under specific criteria.
For more information about courses or funding options please call: 0208 808 6660
  • Your progression will be determined by the level you start at. Once you have completed Level 2 English you will have strong English communication skills and be able to use the qualification to progress into employment, college or university.  

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