What is Functional English?
Functional English is an approach to teaching that helps people to gain the most out of life, learning and work.
Why should I take this course?
This course is also available at our Joseph Wright and Ilkeston campuses.
There are no formal entry requirements to access this course.
All applicants will be invited to an interview and assessment session. The assessment will give us an indication of your current level and learning needs. On completion, we will either offer you a place on the course or discuss your options.
Should this not be the most appropriate level for you, we offer a variety of English courses including Entry Level short awards, Functional Skills and GCSEs.
Gaining this qualification will improve your competence in:
All of these skills will really help when it comes to applying for a job or studying at university.
At the start of the course, you will be assessed to find out what you need to learn. You will then agree an individual learning plan appropriate to your situation and needs. You will be assessed informally throughout the course to check on your progress.
Qualifications are obtained by completing:
Gaining Functional English will help you in any future course of study that you may be considering. For individuals wishing to move into Higher Education, Level 2 is accepted for entry to a range of courses (check with the course providers for information on specific courses).
Employers consider Functional Skills to be essential in the workplace so achievement of a Level 1/2 qualification will give you an advantage in the job market.