2021wed03nov(nov 3)9:30 am2022wed25may(may 25)11:45 amEnglish Functional Skills - Daytime Funded one year Functional Skills course (Entry level to level 2) The Community Wing, The Galfrid SchoolDay:Wednesday length of course: 25 weeks
November 3 (Wednesday) 9:30 am - May 25 (Wednesday) 11:45 am
The Community Wing, The Galfrid School
Galfrid Rd, Cambridge CB5 8ND
length of course
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 funded course is for adults
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 funded 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.
Starting in November. Day and Time: Wednesday 9.30 – 11.45 am
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 complete 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 November 2021 until the end of May 2022; there will be an opportunity to sit assessments after 55 hours of lessons (usually May).
This course will be held face to face in centre; it may be necessary to change to live streaming at times subject to government advice/COVID guidelines. To participate in online classes, you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with fully updated browser. Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera.
The course is fully funded by Cambridgeshire Skills – full attendance is required. You will complete an enrolment form, so that funding can be applied for; you will also need to provide your National Insurance number and show a form of photographic ID (passport, driving licence etc.). Failure to meet these criteria means that funding is withdrawn and you will be liable for the full cost of the course. You will be assessed through the lessons and by homework.
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE NEEDED?
No previous experience required. All learners are required to complete an initial assessment / screening of English levels prior to enrolment on the course – please telephone the office on 01223 712340 to make an appointment.
If the assessor feels this course is not suitable in the initial assessment period they will signpost learners to alternative, more appropriate courses.
By the end of the 25 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:
A laptop/smart phone/tablet, Notebook and pen
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 Adult Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.
TO BOOK YOUR PLACE
Contact the office email: firstname.lastname@example.org / 01223 712340
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