You will develop skills in reading, writing and speaking and listening, along with study skills you need to succeed in your further studies. You will also develop your confidence and employability skills to improve your work prospects to find work in the future. Students who successfully complete this course may progress onto Functional Skills in the Spring term. A good level of spoken English is required.
Entry is by college based assessment. Learners who are not ready for this programme will be referred to other programmes.
Course includes spelling, grammar and punctuation to aid more effective writing of documents, particularly relating to employment.
Development of IT skills to access online resources purposefully and to complete a research project.
Reading a whole book for discussion or presentation.
Using resources on our online Moodle site for self-development
Minimum Functional Skills English at Entry 3 or ESOL Level 2 or by college-based assessment at Entry 3 or above.
Pens, pencils, A4 lined paper, highlighter pens, English dictionary, small notebook for vocabulary.
Teaching will include whole class teaching and individual learning. The use of computers will be integral to the course, but learners will also complete worksheets and handwritten tasks. Pair work and group work, as well as individual activities, will form part of the class, with a focus on working with others as preparation for employment.
A portfolio of coursework will be completed and learning will also be checked during the class. Learners will also complete one to one tutorials with the tutor to discuss progress.
Learners will need to read independently, and completion of coursework tasks will be required at home, which may require the use of a computer and printer. Those learners without their own computer may access college computers at set times.
This course forms Module 1 of the Functional Skills programme and learners will progress onto Functional Skills English, and then to GCSE.