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.


College has been the best two years of my education. All my teachers were great and amazing, and I think they were the most helpful they could have been.

Megan Capaldi-Tallon, A Level student

I’m really happy and pleased with my grades. I really loved my time at the college, I have also made lots of friends, it’s a really nice place to be, I don’t want to leave.

Lauren Piper, A Level student

The teaching and support was really great, the quality was really great, all the teachers really care about your education as well as your wellbeing, they take everything into consideration and they’re great.

Katie Whittingham, A Level student