What is the course about?
During this course you will improve your skills in reading, writing and speaking and listening and be able to apply these skills in everyday life, including in the workplace. You will take a English Entry 3 Functional Skills exam and will receive a recognised certificate.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
Yes, please contact our customer services before enrolling.
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
This is an Entry 3 course. Before you can enrol, you will need to have an interview and an initial assessment with one of our initial assessors to make sure the course is suitable for you. Please allow enough time for this to take place. To avoid disappointment enrol early - this is a very popular course.
What topics does the course cover?
The course includes the following topics: reading different text types (newspapers, official documents, magazines, etc.), learning the difference between formal/informal language, identifying the main points from texts.
How will I be taught and assessed?
Your tutor will use pair and small group work. All our classes are equipped with an interactive whiteboard making learning fun and more effective. You will be given handouts and homework on a regular basis. You will be encouraged to use our virtual learning environment. Towards the end of the course you will take the Functional Skills Examination at Entry 3.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
The course is free but you will need to have an A4 folder to keep your work, and pen and paper.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
By the end of the course you take an exam at Entry 3. You will also have improved your general English skills. If you have successfully passed your test you will be ready to enrol on a Level 1 English Skills course.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
You will need 85% attendance and have successfully passed the Entry Level 3 Functional Skills exam to progress onto English Skills at Level 1.