English Functional Skills

Level 1

This course will develop all the English skills you need to succeed at college and at work as well as for your leisure time.

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.

Where can this course lead to?

On successful completion of Level 2, you will also be able to move on to our GCSE English Language course.

What will I study on this course?

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

Functional Skills English 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

Extended opportunities and enrichment

To practise your skills you will take part in simulations where you work in a publishing company and plan to run a stall in the local market. You will visit the Southampton Christmas Market for research. You will also have the chance to arrange visits to local attractions and places of interest.

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