Functional Skills English

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Qualification type: Certificate
Level: Level 1
Awarding body EDEXCEL
Academic year: 2017/2018
Start date w/c 15th January 2018; Wed 9am-12pm or Thurs 5.30pm-8.30pm
Duration 15 Weeks
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Part time

Course overview

All aspects of literacy needed for daily life. You will improve your reading, writing and speaking and listening skills using a range of interesting activities.

Before you start the course you will meet with a tutor for an individual chat and an initial assessment. The tutor will work out your current literacy level and recommend the best session for you.

This course will help you develop your personal literacy skills and prepare you for a nationally recognised qualification, if appropriate.

You will need to provide your own paper, files, ruler and pens.

Functional Skills courses are FREE to those who have not achieved a grade C at GCSE - GCSEs in Maths and English are offered on a part-time basis both day time and evenings. Tuition is free and both are externally examined in early June 2018.

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are required.

How to enquire/apply

Please contact Sue Murray on 01325 503267 to arrange an assessment.

Studying and learning

Classes include workshops and practical activities, as well as taught sessions.

The sessions build learner's confidence by developing independent study skills.

Further details will be given during your first session.

How will I be assessed

At the end of your course you will either produce a portfolio of work for assessment or take an exam.

There are different types of assessment, depending on learner's wishes and level. For example National Tests are available on-line or as paper-based tests.

What next

Although these courses do not lead directly to a career, the new National Qualifications can lead to improved employment prospects.

Information, advice and support

Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.

Fees and funding

This functional skills course is FREE to all those who have not achieved a grade C at GCSE. You will also be eligible to sit your first Functional Skill exam for free.

What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

Enquiry Form

If you have any questions about this course, send us a message using the form below.

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