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English and Maths

Functional Skills English – Online (19+)

  • Course Type: Distance Learning

What can this course lead to?

Learners can progress through the levels from their starting level. L2 is now considered to be an equivalent to GCSE English Language at grade 4.

Once achieved, this course can be used to provide evidence of proficient English skills to employers and universities, or can lead to a GCSE qualification for those wanting or needing to progress with this qualification.

Who is it for?

For learners wanting to achieve a Functional Skills qualification in English to assist with education and career progression.

What is covered?

The course covers basic writing skills at entry level through to producing documents in the work place at the higher levels. There is a strong focus on spelling, punctuation and grammar.

For reading, the skills of finding information in texts, making comparisons between texts, and recognising techniques used by authors of texts are covered, including language and organisational features.

For speaking and listening, learners will demonstrate being able to deliver information to their peers, listening and asking questions as well as contributing to group discussions.

All learning is online using Google classroom and Google sites.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A basic level of English is required to complete the course. This course does not teach the language to non–speakers. Access to a computer/laptop and the internet are essential. Mobile phones are not suitable.

Course Code
8 weeks
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Adult learner, Paul Mould, was delighted to receive a Grade 5 in Maths and a Grade 4 in English this year. Paul shared, “It’s amazing, I’m beaming! It’s really opened up doors for me – I’m going on to do a Foundation Degree in Computer Science”.

He continued, “If you want something, you’ve got to work for it, and I did just that. I’m so pleased and thank you so much to everyone at Peterborough College!”.

Paul Mould
Progressing onto FD in Computer Science

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