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Essential Skills (English and Maths)

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Overview

This course helps adults improve their personal literacy skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening in everyday contexts from work and life. Developing these skills is essential for progression in further study or employment opportunities. The course is for anyone who wants to improve their literacy skills and who does not already hold a Level 2 English qualification.

Students work towards a nationally recognised qualification that will assess reading, writing and speaking and listening skills. Within each lesson students usually develop all three skills.

  • Speaking, Listening and Communication: make a range of contributions to discussions in a range of contexts, including those that are unfamiliar, and make effective presentations.

  • Reading: select, read, understand and compare texts and use them to gather information, ideas, arguments and opinions.

  • Writing: write a range of texts, including extended written documents communication information, ideas and opinions, effectively and persuasively.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, all applicants are required to undertake an interview and diagnostic assessment to ensure we place them on the correct course.

Skills

Students should have a working knowledge of sentence structure and paragraph structure and how to write for audience and purpose. Students should also be able to read and understand everyday texts, such as articles, emails and letters. Finally, small group discussions are a part of the course, so learners should be comfortable talking in small groups.

Qualifications

Edexcel Functional Skills English Level 2

Assessment

Formal assessments include one 75 minute writing exam, one 75 minute reading exam, one group discussion and one presentation. The student and tutor will negotiate an individual learning programme and set individual targets. Class assessments are on-going and controlled assessments will take place when the teacher feels that the students are ready.

Home Study

Homework and/or self-directed study will normally take between one and two hours per week.

Work Placement

This course does not require learners to attend work experience.

Progression

Qualifications at Level 1 and 2 can be used to fulfil the entry requirements for further study. Students can progress through Levels 1 and 2 and can then apply for a GCSE English course.

Fees and Additional Costs

There are no additional costs associated with this course.

Additional Information

CodeDayStartEndTimesFees*
FSL2ENG/BU 192001 Tuesday 16/09/2019 10/07/2020 18:30 - 20:30 £.00

Please be aware that this course has already started. Please call 01635 845000 to check if spaces are available.

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