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Functional Skills English – Various Levels

Learn at your own pace in a friendly and relaxed environment Gain the confidence to learn and work effectively and  independently Improve your reading and writing skills Build your future employability skills

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Adult English and Maths
Adult and Community
Location: Ilkeston
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: Entry
Number Of Years: 0
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 35
Hours: 2.50
Start: 13/09/2022
Days/Times:
Ilkeston

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/functional-skills-english-various-levels-2
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Course Information for Students

Why should I take this course?

  • Learn at your own pace in a friendly and relaxed environment
  • Gain the confidence to learn and work effectively and  independently
  • Improve your reading and writing skills
  • Build your future employability skills

The course is also available at our Joseph Wright and Roundhouse sites, on both a daytime and evening basis.  

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. Once complete, we will discuss the most appropriate level of course to meet your needs.

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.

This course will be delivered on-site.

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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:

  • A reading and writing assessment
  • A speaking and listening assessment
  • An individual presentation (Level 2 only)

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 Derby College on 0800 0280289 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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Stephanie Davis

Former carer Steph passes five courses to target teaching career

Every step of the way I've been supported by the college. I'm not a natural at English but the college has given been brilliant and helped my confidence no end.

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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:53 pm