English Functional Skills

Date13 September 2021Day:Monday
Time6.30-8.30pmDuration:24 weeks
QualificationFunctional Skills EnglishAwarding Body:NCFE


About this course

We run English Functional Skills course at Entry Level 3, Level 1 and Level 2. These courses help 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
  • Reading and understanding information in a range of texts
  • Writing letters, emails and reports
  • Using 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 
There are no prior entry requirements for these courses. You will sit a diagnostic assessment as part of the application process for this course. This will allow us to identify which is the appropriate level of course for you.


These courses are delivered via blended learning. This means that your course will include a mixture of classroom and remote live lessons along with online learning material

There are three assessments for these courses: a speaking and listening assessment; a reading paper and a writing paper. Exams at Entry Level 3 are paper based; exams at Level 1 and Level 2 are online.

Please bring a notebook and pen to lessons. You will need to have access to a device such as a laptop or iPad to access virtual lessons and online teaching materials.

Learners may progress on to the next level Functional Skills course or GCSE English.

How to apply
Please email adulted@collyers.ac.uk or call us on 01403 216597 to apply for this course. We will discuss your requirements and arrange for you to sit a diagnostic assessment to look at level you are currently working at. You may sit your assessment at home or we can arrange for you to come into College.

Students are required to attend a College induction.

This course is fully funded by the Government UK residents/those with settled status who have lived in the UK for the last 3 years and who do not already have an equivalent qualification.