september, 2020

2020wed16sep(sep 16)9:30 am2021wed26may(may 26)11:45 amEnglish for Adults: Functional SkillsThe Community Wing, The Galfrid SchoolDay:Wednesday length of course: 27 weeks


September 16 (Wednesday) 9:30 am - May 26 (Wednesday) 11:45 am


The Community Wing, The Galfrid School

Galfrid Rd, Cambridge CB5 8ND

length of course

27 weeks


Course details

Brief Description

Do you need to update your CV? Did you not achieve your English qualification through school? Are you 19 years old or over?
This whole year course is for adults wanting to achieve a qualification in Functional Skills English (up to and including Level 2). You will study a range of English skills – reading, writing, speaking and listening – based upon real-life settings. Functional skills are practical skills in English that allow learners to work confidently, effectively and independently in life. These courses are not suitable for learning English as a foreign language.

The classes are generally small, delivered to suit your starting point and assessments are offered through City and Guilds after 55 hours teaching. You will need to attend an initial assessment prior to starting the course, where it will be discussed if you meet the criteria for a funded place.

Call the office on 01223 712340 for an initial chat about this course.

The course runs term-time (no classes during school holidays) from 16th September 2020 until the end of May 2021; there will be an opportunity to sit assessments after 55 hours of lessons (usually May).

To gain an ESFA funded place you will need to complete an assessment of eligibility, undertake an initial diagnostic assessment and are required to complete the appropriate enrolment form. Funding is linked to 90% attendance and completion of the set homework tasks. Failure to meet these criteria means that funding is withdrawn and you will be liable for the full cost of the course. During the first two weeks you will be assessed through the lessons and by homework to confirm that a Functional Skills qualification (at a level appropriate to your initial assessment) is attainable.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

No previous experience required. All learners are required to attend an initial assessment / screening of English levels prior to enrolment on the course – please telephone the office on 01223 712340 to make an appointment.
This course is funded by the ESFA, regular attendance throughout the length of the course is required.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the 27 week course you will have the opportunity to:

• develop skills and understanding which will help you feel more confident in using English in everyday life.
• gain confidence in speaking, listening and communicating
• develop your reading level and reading comprehension
• write in a variety of contexts for a variety of everyday uses: letters, emails, fiction, formal/informal writing.
• review your progress regularly with the tutor and individual progress will be monitored and recorded on regular basis through the use of ILPs, tutor notes and feedback.
• assess your progress through a functional skills qualification / assessment.

Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment


For the first session you will need to bring:

Notebook and pen

Examination Fees:

You will be required to sign a form agreeing to exam dates. Fees are only incurred if you do not attend exam dates as agreed.

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

Progress to a post Level 2 English course (maybe GCSE). At the end of the course you will be given one-to-one information and advice as required, to ensure that appropriate progression routes are clearly identified.
The Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.


Please contact the office on 01223 712340 for information on courses coming up and book an initial assessment/discuss funding criteria.


Emma MillerEmma Miller is a fully qualified English teacher, specialising in Functional Skills at all levels. She has also taught ESOL classes for number of years, tutoring learners of all ages and abilities.


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