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Adult (Fast Track) Functional Skills English – Level 2

Whether you want to improve your job prospects, get higher grades on that next course, or just feel more confident supporting your children with homework; studying English is a great way to build your confidence.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Adult English and Maths
Adult and Community
Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 0
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 16
Hours: 2.50
Start: Flexible
Joseph Wright Centre

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/adult-fast-track-functional-skills-english-level-2
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Course Information for Students

Level 2 Functional Skills English is a free, nationally recognised qualification designed to improve your English for work, education, and everyday life.

Whether you want to improve your job prospects, get higher grades on that next course or just feel more confident supporting your children with homework; studying English is a great way to build your confidence.

This fast track option is set over 16 weeks and will enable you to complete the assessments before the summer holidays, ideal if you are hoping to start a new course in September.

There are no formal entry requirements to access this course however you must have sufficient underpinning English knowledge in order to make this fast track course a viable option.

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. If this course is not suitable at this time then we will discuss alternative routes of study

Gaining this qualification will improve your competence in:

  • Writing documents on complex subjects (by hand and electronically)
  • Communicating (both individually and within a group)
  • Understanding and following written instructions
  • Accurate grammar, spelling and punctuation so that meaning is clear
  • Formal letter writing
  • Writing an email
  • Reading and summarising information succinctly from different sources
  • Creating effective presentations in different contexts

All of these skills will really help when it comes to applying for a job or for further study.

You will learn in an informal classroom setting with one of our highly experienced English Teachers. 

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Qualifications are obtained by completing:

  • A reading and writing assessment
  • A speaking and listening assessment
  • An individual presentation

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.

For a confidential chat about your own learning needs, please contact the Adult English and Maths Team on 01332 387465. 

For more information contact Adult English and Maths Team on 01332 387465 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

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Course Information Last Updated On: December 15, 2021 12:27 pm