What opportunities will this course give me?
Are you looking for a flexible, achievable and relevant qualification, focusing on important and practical skills?
Functional Skills English here at Eastleigh College can provide just that.
Classes are designed to develop your confidence and the foundations to progress on to higher level English qualifications, or to enable you to use your skills in everyday life, both personally and professionally.
Level Two Functional Skills is now nationally recognised as equivalent to a GCSE Grade 4, and is accepted in many vocational settings.
What will I be learning?
You will gain confidence in reading for everyday use, as well as be encouraged and supported to develop in depth and analytical reading skills.
You will develop your writing skills for everyday and vocational use. And of course, you will be using regular feedback to make improvements in all areas, including the basic foundations of Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. The course will also help to improve confidence, through discussions and presentations, in speaking, listening and communication.
You will be placed on a level appropriate for your previous achievements and current understanding.
Why is this course for me?
Learning at Eastleigh College in our part time provision provides an approachable, friendly and focused environment where students feel safe and confident regardless of their previous levels and experiences in education.
Teachers truly understand the diverse range of hurdles that some adults face when returning to the classroom, sometimes after several years. Whether you are freshly out of learning and need to achieve an English qualification, have children you need to help and keep up with to support their school work, or just want to improve for your own personal reasons, we welcome you.
A range of methods, such as flipped learning, videos, discussions, individual research, workshop sessions and regular assessment style practice questions, are used to build all the skills required to achieve all elements
What do I need to sign up?
Simply apply through our college website. If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call or drop in to the college reception.
Is there anything else I need to know?
Upon application, you will be asked to complete a short assessment to ascertain your current working level, and to decide which Functional Skills level is right for you. This is nothing to worry about. In the very rare instance that Functional Skills is not suitable for you, we will do our best to signpost you to a more appropriate course.
Once you are accepted on to the course, we encourage you to read newspapers, articles and any fiction/non-fiction books of your choice, in order to begin developing your interest and skills within the subject.
We also ask you to bring your own ring binder, paper, pen, highlighters etc., and would expect you to be able to commit to regular attendance. Some homework (directed study) is also required.
Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.
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