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Course Code: NPHEL01P

Course Level: Entry Level

Study Mode: Part-Time

Course Type: Adults

Course overview

Would you like to learn how to improve your reading, writing, speaking, listening and communication skills? This course will help you to become more employable and confident in using English in your everyday life. 

During the supportive Functional Skills English course, you will develop literacy skills fit for the modern world. You will learn how to improve your reading, writing, speaking, listening and communication. You will apply these newly developed skills effectively in a range of purposes, including the workplace and in other real life situations. The course will give you the opportunity to:

  • Listen, understand and make relevant contributions to discussions
  • Apply your understanding of language to suit audience and purpose
  • Read a range of text confidently and apply the knowledge and understanding to your own writing
  • Write confidently for a variety of situation and use spelling, punctuation and grammar correctly

Your teacher will support you throughout the Functional skills course, but it is important you have a real drive and commitment to achieving an English qualification. Whilst studying with us you will need to complete an additional 2 hours of weekly self-study learning through homework and online resources.

For the first term you are enrolled on an introduction to Functional Skills English course, where you will be taught the essential skills to help you progress on to the main qualification. At the end of the seven weeks, you will complete a progress assessment, followed by a one to one with your teacher to look at your areas of strength and development.

Flexible learning with rolling start dates throughout the year.Please apply and we will contact you with the next available start date.

To help ensure the English course meets your starting point, you will be invited to attend college for one evening prior to the course start date to completed an initial assessments, meet your teacher and learn more about the course.

You will be formally assessed through two externally set formal examinations and two speaking and listening assessments recorded by your tutor. The exams will take place at an appropriate time in the course when your tutor feels you have made enough progress. In addition to the external examinations, you will undertake internal controlled assessments every 4 weeks to monitor your progress and provide you with regular feedback.

For further information, please contact Stacey Johnson on 01782 2542211 or email

Once you have successfully achieved the Functional Skills qualification you will have the option to progress on to the next level.

This course is FREE.

Course options

Flexible Start Dates

Course Duration

13 weeks

Course Days

To be confirmed

End date


Class Times

To be confirmed

Course Fee


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