English Functional Skills

Level 1

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Availability & Details

English Functional Skills Level 1 HP-ENGLL1-D(0000)000

Havant Campus

Type of study
Adult Learning, Functional Skills, Part Time

Academic Year 2022-23 (1 year)

Examination board



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 3 to Level 2. You will be required to come in for an initial assessment before you can enrol on this course.

This course is for you if you do not already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English Language. If you have already achieved a Level 2 Functional Skills 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.

This 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, punctuation and grammar)
  • Speaking and listening – including discussions and presentations (Level 2 only)


  • Group work and practical activities
  • Research
  • Speaking and listening activity
  • Using IT – interactive websites
  • Classroom based assessment work
  • Revision Workshops

In-class and external-based assessments.

To a higher level Functional Skills or GCSE English qualification.

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