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Functional Skills English - Digital


Type: Part Time

Subject: English and Maths

Level: 1

Start Date: 14 September 2020

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length



Entry levels / Level 1 / Level 2

Who is it for

     •  Over 19 students who wish to improve their understanding of English and work towards gaining a nationally recognised qualification whilst working within a flexible online working environment.

• Online materials posted each week are expected to take 4–6 hours to complete with a formative assessment each week. You are expected to allocated up to 7 hours per week of your time in order to progress.

• You must be able to commit to the exam date(s) of your given intake.

• Due to the nature of the course you must have access to a computer or laptop device and an internet connection. (a phone or small tablet will not be sufficient)

Intake dates

• Autumn 1 – 26/10/20 – 4/12/20, Exam sat on 11/12/20
• Winter 1 – 04/01/21 – 08/02/21, Exam sat on 19/02/21
• Winter 2 – 22/02/21 – 09/04/21, Exam sat on 16/04/21
• Spring 1 – 19/04/21 – 24/05/21, Exam sat on 04/06/21
• Summer 1 – 07/06/21 – 12/07/21, Exam sat on 16/07/21

What will I need

     •  Computer/Laptop
• Dictionary
• General stationary
• Webcam (optional)
• Mic (optional)

How is the course assessed

     •  Online formative assessment
• Paper based exam

What can this course lead to

Progression onto the next level of English, Higher Functional Skills English into GCSE English.
A level 2 Functional Skills English qualification is an entry requirement to many jobs.

Are there any additional costs

The course is free for anyone without a GCSE A* – C OR 9 – 4.

Other details

     •  Entry into a paper based exam is dependent on performace in the first two weeks, if successful an exam will be booked with your consent.

• Minimum attendance/work completion for the course is 85%

• See–onlinecore/home to complete a screening assessment.

If you are interested in joining this course please call the College on 0345 872 8722.
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