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Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 Functional Skills English

Functional Skills English will improve your job prospects and will be very important if you want to progress with your learning. Functional Skills English qualifications are designed to give learners the skills to operate confidently, effectively and independently in education, work and everyday life provide a strong foundation for further academic and vocational study and for employment, to support students to progress to a full range of courses in further and higher education. This includes GCSE English courses, as well as courses in other disciplines.

If you are aged 19 or older and have not previously attained a GCSE grades A* to C in English and maths this course could be FREE.
Please apply and you will be contacted with more information.

Course Duration:

Part Time

1 year

Campus

Hadlow Campus

Course Cost

£200

Duration:

The course duration is thirty-two weeks, comprising weekly one and a half hour sessions with the expectation of two hours independent study between sessions.

Why should students study this programme?

English is focused on both written and spoken fluency, critical reading and raising literacy skills. A variety of texts are analysed from various real-life contexts, which support learners’ main curriculum study and progression destinations. Learners practice their own creative and informative writing skills, which support their creativity and ability to think critically, again vital skills in education and the workplace. All these skills are transferable into curriculum programs.

Course Content:

The programme is broken down into the following areas:           

  • Understanding & Producing Non-fictional Text
  • How to Write Different Text Formats
  • Study of the Spoken Word
  • Developing Speaking & Listening Skills
  • Developing Reading Comprehension Skills
  • Improving Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar

Skills and Experience Gained:

The programme develops skills in the following areas:           

  • Understanding & Producing Non-fictional Text
  • How to Write Different Text Formats including letter writing, emails online forums
  • Study of the Spoken Word
  • Developing Speaking & Listening Skills
  • Developing Reading Comprehension Skills
  • Improving Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar
  • Peer assessment
  • Reflection
  • Teamwork
  • Independent learning

Assessment Methods:

Edexcel Functional Skills English is a linear course. It is focused on reading, writing, and spoken fluency.

Assessment consists of two externally examined components and one internally assessed Speaking and Listening component.

Entry Requirements:

All students are required to carry out a pre-course assessment and short interview. Previous qualifications in English will support the level of Functional Skills you work towards.

Progression Routes:

Functional Skills English provides a strong foundation and will develop employability skills. It will prepare for further academic and vocational studies and can support progress to a full range of courses in further and higher education. This includes GCSE English courses, as well as  courses in other vocational disciplines.

Start Dates

Tuesday 19th September 2017, 17:30 - 19:00 (Hadlow)

Register your interest

If you’re interested in signing up for this course then leave your details and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

You require the following equipment:

  • a pocket dictionary that you can bring to class
  • pens highlighters (three colours) and pencils
  • A4 wide-lined paper with a margin
  • a file to keep your work safe

The reading requirements, for use throughout the course are available on MOODLE and contain all required materials.

Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.

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