Functional skills course – English

This is a qualification available to all ages and learner types. It will equip you with the practical skills needed to live, learn and work successfully.

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Course overview

At a glance

Level

1-2

Duration

10 weeks

Location

Online

About the course

Functional skills is about the practical application of English. This means how you actually use these skills in real life situations.​

This 10 week course is a great chance for those looking to gain their maths and/or English qualifications. The skills learnt can help to improve performance, boost confidence and support both business and personal growth.

They are respected qualifications awarded by City and Guilds. and they are accepted as GCSE A-C (or 4-9) equivalents. ​Completing your functional skills can aid your progression within your current place of work​.

This course is cost-free to learners.

Is this course right for you?

You are eligible if you are over the age of 19 and are either employed or unemployed.

Additional eligibility will apply. Please contact us for further details.

Elqira Wiglet

My trainers were very supportive, so it wasn’t long before I successfully completed my diploma, maths and English.

Elwira Wiglat, Senior Support Worker, Pinfold

What you’ll learn

The programme will support you to support you to develop you functional maths skills and take you up to GCSE level.

Topics covered will include:

  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Speaking and listening
  • Gain a recognised qualification in English

Need more information?

No problem. It doesn’t matter if your query is big or small, our teams are here to help. Just complete a quick enquiry form and we’ll be in contact soon to assist you with your query.

How you’ll learn

You will use a mixture of learning platforms and resources throughout your course.

Learning methods include:

  • One evening a week – for approximately 10 weeks
  • Bespoke learning plan
  • Support from a dedicated trainer
  • Mock exam papers will be available to sit when you are ready

Our experts

The people that make it happen

Frances

Tutor

Dorota

Tutor

Victoria

Tutor

Frequently asked questions

What is functional skills English equivalent to?
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Level 2 Functional Skills in English would be equivalent to a GCSE 4 (or grade C on the older scoring system).

What are functional skills in the UK?
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Functional Skills are the fundamental skills that people need for their working and personal lives. They include English, Maths and ICT.

What level is functional skills English?
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We offer functional skills in Levels 1 and 2. Level 2 would be equivalent to a GCSE.

Is functional skills harder than GCSE?
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Functional skills are equivalent to GCSE’s, therefore they are not expected to be an easier route.

How long does functional skills take to complete?
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Typically, functional skills take up to 10 weeks to complete. However, this can vary depending on how you choose to study, your own work commitments and whether the course forms part of another programme such as an apprenticeship.

Ready to take the next step?

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