january, 2019

2019thu17jan(jan 17)9:45 amthu27jun(jun 27)11:45 amCourse startedEnglish for Adults: Functional SkillsColeridge Community CollegeDay:Thursday length of course: 20 weeks


January 17 (Thursday) 9:45 am - June 27 (Thursday) 11:45 am


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

20 weeks

Book a place on the course

Assessment BEFORE placement is essential - please contact the office on either 01223 712340 or learnandtrain@parksidefederation.org.uk to arrange this.


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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, you may join throughout the year, subject to a place being available. Assessments are offered through City and Guilds after 45 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 20th September 2018 until the end of June 2018; there will be an opportunity to sit assessments early 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 Failure to meet these criteria means that funding is withdrawn and you will be liable for the full cost of the course.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 five 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 30 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.

About Your Tutor:

Emma 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.

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.


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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