Step Up to Functional Skills for ESOL

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Why study this course?

If you have English as a second language, this course has been designed to prepare you to complete Functional Skills in English at Level 1. On this course, you will develop your reading, writing and communication skills.

Course content

You will complete units in grammar, punctuation, spelling and communication skills in speaking, receiving and responding to information. You will will be assessed at the end of each unit.

Entry requirements

You will do a short initial assessment to find out your level of English for speaking, listening, reading and writing. This tells us the areas you need to develop.


You will need a pen, an A4 sized lined notepad and a ring binder folder to keep your work in. You will also need an internet connection to access online lessons a computer with microphone and camera, a tablet or smart phone and headphones.

Day, time & duration

Thursday, 13:00, 30 weeks

Start date

Thursday 15th September 2022


This course is free if you meet the eligibility criteria.

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