English Functional Skills

Various Levels

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Availability & Details

English Functional Skills - Semester 2/Mon 12.00-14.45 LP-ENGLFS-G(2021)SA2

Venue
Leigh Park Learning Centre

Type of study
Part-Time

Dates
01-Feb-2021 - 21-Jun-2021 (weeks)

Examination board
City and Guilds/Ascentis

English Functional Skills - Semester 2/Wed 9.15-12.00 LP-ENGLFS-G(2021)SB2

Venue
Leigh Park Learning Centre

Type of study
Part-Time

Dates
03-Feb-2021 - 23-Jun-2021 (weeks)

Examination board
City and Guilds/Ascentis

English Functional Skills - Level1/2 Tue 18.15-21.00 SP-ENGLFS-G(2021)SB2

Venue
South Downs Campus

Type of study
Part-Time

Dates
02-Feb-2021 - 22-Jun-2021 (weeks)

Examination board
City and Guilds/Ascentis

English Functional Skills - Entry 3-Level 2 Fri 9.30-12.15 SP-ENGLFS-G(2021)SF2

Venue
South Downs Campus

Type of study
Part-Time

Dates
05-Feb-2021 - 25-Jun-2021 (weeks)

Examination board
City and Guilds/Ascentis

Overview

This course is designed to assess your current working level of English and help you progress from that level forward. You will work through a range of smaller stepping stone units to help grow your confidence with reading, writing, speaking and listening. 

This will then give you the opportunity to work up the levels from Entry 1 to Level 2. You will be required to come in for an initial assessment before you can enrol on this course.

Please contact our Admissions Team on 023 9387 9999 to arrange your initial assessment before applying.

This course is for students who do not already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English Language. If you have already achieved a Level 2 Functional Skill in English it is suggested that you progress to a GCSE English Language Course.

(You will be required to come in for an initial assessment before you can enrol on this course)

The course covers:

  • reading – skimming, scanning and intensive reading including looking at purpose and structure
  • writing – a range of formats, word sentence and text level including SPAG (spelling, punction and grammar)
  • Speaking and listening – including discussions and presentations

 

The course is run on the main College campus and at various off-site venues in the Hampshire area. We have daytime and evening English courses, run in 2 semesters. The first is September-February and then February-June.

We use a variety of teaching methods including:

  • Group work
  • Research
  • Kineasthic activities
  • 1:1 teaching
  • Using new technologies
  • Classroom based assessment work

In class and external assessment.

To a higher level Functional Skill or GCSE.


I overcame a couple of barriers by working really hard to get the top grades. My experience was really good, with the course and the lecturers, the residentials and activities, together it was all really good. I had really great teaching support, I could always go to the lecturers and speak to them if I needed to.

David Stenning, Public Services student

College is definitely worth all the effort you put in, you get to meet lots of different people and it’s amazing.

Ebony Puttock, A Level student

“HSDC provided me with the opportunity for autonomous study and the choice of subjects that I wanted to study, which helped me develop relevant knowledge as well as relevant skills for the workplace.”

Lucas Ratcliffe, A Level and CTEC student