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Covid-19 Update

Given the Covid-19 pandemic, the College calendar has been changed for the first term of the 2020/21 academic year and has introduced a two-week October half term break. This break is from Monday 19 to Friday 30 October during which time the College is closed to Learners. The College office will be open from Monday 19 to Friday 23 October (telephone/email enquiries open) and closed from Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October (telephone/email enquiries closed until Monday 2 November). From 2 November we are increasing the areas in which a face mask or covering is required to be worn.

Functional Skills

All students will work towards gaining valuable Functional Skills qualifications, which include:

  • Communication
  • Application of Number
  • Information Technology

As an independent qualification, Functional Skills can be studied at a levels 1-5, enabling students to concentrate on their strengths and choose the level appropriate to their needs. As well as providing valuable skills for employment, Functional Skills carry additional UCAS points for university entry. The number of points awarded is dependent on the Functional Skills level achieved in each subject.