English Functional Skills

Vocational Level 1 & 2

This course is for you if:

  • you do not have a GCSE grade 3/D or above.
  • you need an English qualification to help you find employment.
  • you want to develop your practical reading and writing skills for your home, work and leisure activities.
  • you want to improve your confidence in discussion with others and when presenting your ideas.
  • you want to develop your English skills to help you qualify for other courses.

Level 1 or 2 Numeracy courses and GCSE Maths combine well with this course. There are also many other vocational courses which would combine well with this course, including Business Administration, Maths, Travel & Tourism and many more.

What topics will I study? 

In this course you will develop your skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will work towards English Functional Skills Level 1 and/or Level 2.

English Functional Skills is a practical course during which you will learn how to write documents such as emails, reports and letters.

You will also improve your reading and writing skills in a variety of everyday and work-based situations.

Speaking and listening skills are also an important part of the course, eg taking part in a discussion and giving a short presentation.

The topics you work on will be drawn from a variety of home, work and leisure related activities and experiences.

  • Component 1: reading
  • Component 2: writing
  • Component 3: speaking, listening and communication

What can I do after this course?

On successful completion of Level 1, you may be able to move on to our Level 2 course before moving on to GCSE English Language.


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