Functional Skills: English – September 2024

Funding information: Free Adult Maths and English funding available dependant on learner circumstances.
Duration: 13 weeks
Attendance: Part-time Day

Course Overview

This Roll on Roll off course is a bespoke course offering all levels of Functional Skills English from Entry 1 to Level 2. You can enrol on this course at any point in the year and we will enter you for your exam when you are ready. Learning plans are designed for each individual student, bespoke to your English needs. Classes will be small with groups of up to 10 to ensure plenty of tutor support for each and every student to achieve their goals.

You can enrol anytime throughout the year and classes are held both in term time and over the summer. English classes are held 09:00-12:15 on Wednesdays.

Course Content

English qualifications are divided into three parts, Reading, Writing and Speaking and Listening. You can complete these sections at your pace and be entered when you feel ready. Entry Level exams are taken on paper and Level 1 and 2 are taken online.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course but you will be required to sit a short assessment and interview before you enrol to assess your level. You will then be enrolled on to that level. All ages accepted. Cost is free, dependent on funding conditions.

Assessment Methods

  • English is three exams for the full qualification at each level; dependent on which level is being taken.


This course could lead to entry onto an apprenticeship, GCSE maths or English course, or an Access to HE course.