English Functional Skills Level 1


Time:6.00-8.30pmDuration:21 weeks
Qualification:Functional Skills English at Level 1Awarding Body:NCFE


About the course
This course helps to develop a basic level of practical and transferable skills in English, which will be useful in work and life. There are 3 units:

  • Speaking, Listening and Communication
  • Reading
  • Writing

You will learn a range of skills including:

  • Communicating information and contributing to discussions
  • Finding analysing information in a range of texts
  • Writing letters, emails and reports
  • Using the correct grammar, spelling and punctuation

You should expect to complete 2 hours of homework per week in addition to class attendance and exam revision.

Entry requirements 
Learners must take an initial assessment followed by a full diagnostic to establish that they are ready to study at this level.

There is a controlled internal assessment for each of the 3 units.

Please bring a notebook and pen.

Learners who achieve their Level 1 qualification may progress on the English GCSE.

How to apply
You can apply online here.  For information, advice and guidance please call us on 01403 216597.

Students are required to attend a College induction on Tuesday 8th September 6-8pm.

This course is fully funded by the Government for learners who do not already have an equivalent qualification.