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English Functional Skills GCSE

The English Language Functional Skills course is for you if have passed entry 3 or level 1 in functional skills or have an ’E’ at GCSE grade. You will cover three modules: Speaking and Listening, Writing and Reading. The course has been designed for learners who want to improve their skills to operate confidently, effectively and independently in education, work and everyday life.

 

C/4+ student courses starting from: 05/09/2019
Fast-track courses starting from: 06/01/2020

 

*This course is FREE for those who have not yet obtained a grade C/4 or above in this subject – see details below.

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What topics are covered?

Speaking and Listening: Students are supported in developing their skills, by focusing on how they can make relevant and extended contributions to discussions, in formal and informal settings. The course also helps develop presentational skills.

 

Writing: Students are supported in developing their writing skills, by focusing on grammar, spelling, punctuation and the structure of different types of texts. The course helps students write a range of texts to communicate information, ideas and opinions using formats and styles suitable for their purpose and audience.

 

Reading: Students are supported in developing their skills, by reading, analysing and utilising information gained from a variety of texts. The course also explores language features and their impact on texts and their meaning.

Who is the course aimed at?

The course has been designed for learners who want to improve their skills to operate confidently, effectively and independently in education, work and everyday life.

What are the entry requirements?

The entry requirements are that the student should have passed their entry 3 or level 1 functional skills or have an ’E’ at GCSE grade.

What qualifications will I gain?

You will gain a Functional Skills in English qualification.

Who is the awarding body?

Edexcel

How will I learn?

The sessions are designed to be teacher led, student led and involve independent study. You will study in a group, with other students, who also would like to improve their English.

How will I be assessed?

The course has an online or written exam which will take place once you are ready to take the exams. You may be offered several opportunities to retake the exam if necessary. We offer daytime and evening sessions, depending on student numbers. You may also be able to take a Level 1 exam instead of the Level 2.

What can I do after this course?

On successful completion of the course you can progress on to GCSE English.

Which department is this course in?

DEAM (Department of English & Maths)

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus or the Reception in the Cam Building at Somer Valley Campus, depending upon where you have chosen to do this course.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring a pen and paper with you to class.

What else do I need to know?

The course has an online or written exam which will take place once you are ready to take the exams. You may be offered several opportunities to retake the exam if necessary. We offer daytime and evening sessions, depending on student numbers. You may also be able to take a Level 1 exam instead of the Level 2.

 

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you apply for your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check here for term dates.

Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext. 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

If you are not sure which course would be right for you, we offer FREE Careers Advice to any person aged 19 or over. Our advisers can help you search for a suitable course or other learning and training opportunities.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: Download the Part-time Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses.

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