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English Level 1 - Supported

Overview

Functional Skills English can help you develop the practical skills you need to use English in life, study and work. You’ll develop your English skills and learn how to use them in real-life situations.

By reaching Level 2, you’ll reach the equivalent to a C or higher grade at GCSE, meaning that you can demonstrate your ability to understand and use everyday English at this level. Some universities will even accept a Functional Skills Level 2 qualification in place of a GCSE. This course also includes everything you need at Level 1 so is perfect if you need something to guide you all the way through your journey in developing your English skills and confidence.

Our English course was written by qualified subject specialists who have years of experience in Further Education. We know that one size doesn’t fit all, so our online tools can develop a unique programme made just for you. This means that you’ll know your strengths and where you need to focus right from the start. Our courses have also been created to cater to all ways of learning. Whether you are a visual, auditory or kinaesthetic learner, you will be able to find content that helps you to learn in the way that you find most comfortable.

In addition to this you will also get access to email support with a tutor to assist you when you get stuck. The tutor will help by showing you the best method to work out the question that you are struggling with. As part of this package you will also get access to two tutorials that can be used at any time over the course of your qualification. These tutorials will be completed within a virtual classroom and gives you the opportunity to speak to a tutor for an hour per tutorial about any problems that you are having.

Modules

Functional Skills English includes sections on:

  • Reading – This module looks at reading for information, including looking at biased pieces of work and will help you to work out how much the opinions of certain authors can be trusted. It also looks at the different types of layout features and how these can impact the reader. All of the reading skills that you will look at will be tested in quizzes at the end of each section, ensuring that you are ready to sit your final exam.
  • Writing – This module looks at the best way to write certain pieces. This may include letters, newspaper articles, emails and blogs amongst others. This area will also test your spelling, punctuation and grammar skills, ensuring that you are ready to sit your final exam. 
  • Speaking, Listening and Communication – An important element of the English programme is the speaking, listening and communication (SLC) module. This module will help to prepare you for your own SLC exam by showing you the best ways to prepare and also giving you examples of the correct way to use various SLC skills on a daily basis. 

Requirements

Great news! There are no entry requirements for the course. All you need is access to a computer or tablet and an internet connection.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed throughout your learning by our online quizzes.

When you’re ready for your final assessments, Functional Skills English has two exams - Reading and Writing – which cover all of the topics you’ll learn in realistic scenarios. These are available as online or a paper-based exams. There is also a separate assessment of Speaking, Listening and Communication. You’ll be responsible for booking your own exams, but don’t worry – we’ll give you our handy guide which shows you how to do this and a link to help you to find a provider near you.

Qualifications

Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have worked on all the skills you need for a Level 1 Functional Skills English exam. If you decide to sit an exam, you’ll need to arrange this with an exam centre near you. After sitting and passing an exam, you’ll have gained a Functional Skills Level 1 qualification in English. This is equivalent to a grade D or E (2 or 3) at GCSE. It will enable you to progress onto Level 2 English qualifications. If you are looking to brush up your day-to-day English skills for any reason then this is the programme for you.

On successful completion of your course you will also receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in English Level 1.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

Functional Skills English can help you develop the practical skills you need to use English in life, study and work. You’ll develop your English skills and learn how to use them in real-life situations.

By reaching Level 2, you’ll reach the equivalent to a C or higher grade at GCSE, meaning that you can demonstrate your ability to understand and use everyday English at this level. Some universities will even accept a Functional Skills Level 2 qualification in place of a GCSE. This course also includes everything you need at Level 1 so is perfect if you need something to guide you all the way through your journey in developing your English skills and confidence.

Our English course was written by qualified subject specialists who have years of experience in Further Education. We know that one size doesn’t fit all, so our online tools can develop a unique programme made just for you. This means that you’ll know your strengths and where you need to focus right from the start. Our courses have also been created to cater to all ways of learning. Whether you are a visual, auditory or kinaesthetic learner, you will be able to find content that helps you to learn in the way that you find most comfortable.

In addition to this you will also get access to email support with a tutor to assist you when you get stuck. The tutor will help by showing you the best method to work out the question that you are struggling with. As part of this package you will also get access to two tutorials that can be used at any time over the course of your qualification. These tutorials will be completed within a virtual classroom and gives you the opportunity to speak to a tutor for an hour per tutorial about any problems that you are having.

Modules

Functional Skills English includes sections on:

  • Reading – This module looks at reading for information, including looking at biased pieces of work and will help you to work out how much the opinions of certain authors can be trusted. It also looks at the different types of layout features and how these can impact the reader. All of the reading skills that you will look at will be tested in quizzes at the end of each section, ensuring that you are ready to sit your final exam.
  • Writing – This module looks at the best way to write certain pieces. This may include letters, newspaper articles, emails and blogs amongst others. This area will also test your spelling, punctuation and grammar skills, ensuring that you are ready to sit your final exam. 
  • Speaking, Listening and Communication – An important element of the English programme is the speaking, listening and communication (SLC) module. This module will help to prepare you for your own SLC exam by showing you the best ways to prepare and also giving you examples of the correct way to use various SLC skills on a daily basis. 

Requirements

Great news! There are no entry requirements for the course. All you need is access to a computer or tablet and an internet connection.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed throughout your learning by our online quizzes.

When you’re ready for your final assessments, Functional Skills English has two exams - Reading and Writing – which cover all of the topics you’ll learn in realistic scenarios. These are available as online or a paper-based exams. There is also a separate assessment of Speaking, Listening and Communication. You’ll be responsible for booking your own exams, but don’t worry – we’ll give you our handy guide which shows you how to do this and a link to help you to find a provider near you.

Qualifications

Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have worked on all the skills you need for a Level 1 Functional Skills English exam. If you decide to sit an exam, you’ll need to arrange this with an exam centre near you. After sitting and passing an exam, you’ll have gained a Functional Skills Level 1 qualification in English. This is equivalent to a grade D or E (2 or 3) at GCSE. It will enable you to progress onto Level 2 English qualifications. If you are looking to brush up your day-to-day English skills for any reason then this is the programme for you.

On successful completion of your course you will also receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in English Level 1.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

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