Functional Skills

Functional Skills are the essential skills that people need for their working and personal lives.

These qualifications teach post-16 and adult learners useful, transferable skills in English, maths and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and help learners function more independently and confidently in real life.

Functional Skills qualifications are available in English, mathematics and ICT.

They are available at Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2.

As an approximate comparison,

  • Entry Level 1 – 3 is below GCSE level,
  • Level 1 Functional Skills are equivalent to a GCSE Grade E-D (grades 1 – 3)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills are equivalent to GCSE Grade C-A*. (grade 4)

 

Grading

Functional Skills assessments are graded as either a ‘pass’ or ‘fail’.

A Functional Skills pass certificate is issued if a student’s performance meets the level requirements; no grades are awarded.

Level 1 and Level 2 are externally assessed and carried out in exam conditions at the assessment centre.

For English only, a formal statement of results is also issued; this indicates the level at which each assessment component has been achieved.

Our Functional Skills Courses

Functional Skills Maths and/or English - Level 1 & 2

About the Course:

 We can help you to improve your English and Maths, vital skills which are used everyday in life and in the workplace. Improving your Maths and English skills will help you to become more confident and are important  skills to have to succeed in employment and study.

 Duration: 

Functional skills course is designed to help each individual develop at their own pace. Duration of course is determined by each individual’s ability and progression.

  • Monday to Friday
  • Mornings & Evenings

To maximise learning, it is advised that you attend regularly. 

Classes: 

Entry requirements:

You will be required to complete the college’s initial assessments in Maths and English to place you on the appropriate course level.

 Units:

Progression & Employment: 

Functional skills qualification will improve your skills and career prospects by gaining a qualification that is recognised by employers.

Functional skills qualification can be a requirement for employment/apprenticeships and higher education.

Once you have passed Level 1, you will be able to progress to Level 2 which will then enable further progression to GCSE Maths.

 Fees: 

Registration fees:  

Home (UK) students:

International students:

 

Course fees:

Full course fee: to be confirmed (3 months)

Full course fee: to be confirmed (6 months)

GCSE Revision Math and English

About the Course:

 Our small group courses are highly tailored, focusing on individual student needs, and led by fully qualified, experienced tutors to create a lively, dynamic and inclusive learning environment.

Our courses can make a real difference to students, helping them optimise precious revision time and boosting exam results, by:

  • Consolidating knowledge
  • Improving exam technique
  • Building confidence and reducing stress
  • Boosting motivation

Courses take place at key times throughout the academic year here at the college, if you are seeking GCSE revision help then contact us today and we will out best to meet your needs.

Duration: 

4 weeks

6 hours a week

 

Classes: 

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Entry requirements:

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Fees: 

£8 an hour

Full four week fee £192

 

Registration fees:  

Home (UK) students: £XX

International students: £XX

Course fees:

Home (UK) students: £XX (£XX per week)

International students: £XX (£XX per week)

ICT (Information and Computer Technology)

About the Course:

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Duration: 

XX hours a week

Minimum X months (This can be extended to meet your needs)

Classes: 

XX

Entry requirements:

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Fees: 

 Registration fees:  

Home (UK) students: £XX

International students: £2XX

Course fees (Based on the 6 month minimum duration): 

Home (UK) students: £XX (£XX per week)

International students: £XX (£XX per week)