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English Functional Skills

Subject Area

English & Maths

Student Type

Adults

Study Mode

Part Time

Course Type

Adult Further Education

What is the course about?

A fast-paced English qualification for learners who may already hold a FS qualification or GCSE grade 2 or lower but aren't ready or don't want to do GCSE. There are 3 components to the qualification, a reading, a writing and a spoken exam. All three must be completed to achieve the qualification.

Why should I choose the course?

The course runs over 16 weeks, the aim being to have passed all 3 elements within the academic year, allowing you to move onto the next level or use your qualification much more quickly than the conventional year long course. The course is 3 hours per week face to face, however due to the fast pace of this course, you will be expected to complete around 1 to 2 hours of work a week at home.

What will I learn?

The course will improve your English reading, writing and speaking and listening skills, allowing you to progress both academically and personally, building confidence in literacy and communication for life, work and further education.

What will the course lead on to?

On completion of this course, you may be able to progress onto a Functional Skills Level qualification or a GCSE English course.

Are there any links with industry and university?

Achieving a FS L2 is recognised by most businesses and HE establishments as the equivalent to a GCSE grade 4 (always check with the provider as to the qualifications they require).

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

Click here for learning support: https://wvr.ac.uk/college-life/learning-support

Click here for finance support: https://wvr.ac.uk/college-life/financial-support

Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

Warrington & Vale Royal College has been rated as a good college in the latest Ofsted inspection. We have a team of expert English tutors who are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals in a supportive and inclusive learning environment.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners should be confident and accurate in their spoken language and have a good understanding of spelling, grammar and punctuation. They may already hold a Grade 2 or below at GCSE or an entry level Functional skills. This course is not suitable for learners who are beginners in English language.

You will be required to complete an assessment prior to enrolling on the course to determine which level of English is most suitable.

What are my funding options?

For any funding enquiries, please contact our Learner Services Team by calling 01925 494400 or emailing learner.services@wvr.ac.uk.

Careers Information

Course options

Starts Sep 2024

Duration
16 Weeks
Class Times
TBC
Location
Warrington Campus
Day(s)
TBC
Adult Fee
Free*
16-18 Fee
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Starts Sep 2024

Duration
16 Weeks
Class Times
TBC
Location
Warrington Campus
Day(s)
TBC
Adult Fee
TBC
16-18 Fee
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Starts Sep 2024

Duration
16 Weeks
Class Times
TBC
Location
Winsford Campus
Day(s)
TBC
Adult Fee
Free*
16-18 Fee
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