English Functional Skills E3 – L2 (Dudley Wood or Brierley Hill)

Course code

COMFSENGDW – Dudley Wood Neighbourhood Learning Centre 

COMFSENGBR – Brierley Hill Neighbourhood Learning Centre

Why study this course?

Many adults looking to progress, academically or professionally, are now required to have a Level 2 qualification in English and Functional Skills are widely recognised by employers and institutions as a suitable alternative to the GCSE. In fact, employers were involved in the design of the reformed Functional Skills in order to address gaps in skills and knowledge needed for the workplace.

We offer classes to suit learners at entry, level 1 and level 2 to achieve an English qualification that is appropriate for them.

We offer three points of entry in the academic year to help us provide a course that is flexible and suits the demands of adult learners seeking to improve their maths personally, for employment or to progress into further/higher education.

The course is a 12-week programme with 11 teaching weeks and an exam opportunity on the 12th week for those learners identified as being ready for formal assessment.

The course is a 12-week programme with 11 teaching weeks and an exam opportunity on the 12th week for those learners identified as being ready for formal assessment. 

Please note, this course is delivered at Brierley Hill Neighbourhood Learning Centre or Dudley Wood Neighbourhood Centre. Select venue at application.  

Course content

In English you will be externally assessed in the form of a written exam that comprises of a reading and writing paper. In addition to this you will also complete two speaking and listening tasks that are internally assessed.

A level 2 qualification in English will provide opportunity to study most level 3 programmes.

Functional Skills are recognised by most employers as a relevant English qualification.

Entry requirements

All learners will carry out an initial assessment that will determine the level they start at. Learners will ideally achieve a minimum of Entry Level 2.

Materials

To be advised at enrolment

Day, time and duration

Brierley Hill – Thursdays 9.30am-11.30am
Dudley Wood – Fridays 9.30am-11.30am

Start date

19th September 2022

Fees

Functional Skills and GCSE English and Maths are free of charge for anyone who has not achieved a C/4 or above in those subjects.


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