Functional Skills English

Eastleigh College
Course summary
32 hours
Open / Scheduled

Course description

Functional Skills English:

This is an entry level entry level programme for adults who want to develop their reading and writing skills, Students will learn skills in all areas of English: reading, writing, speaking, spelling, punctuation and grammar. They will also take part in a number of discussions across a wide range of subjects. This course is suitable for those who want to further develop their English for work or to help their children with reading, writing and spelling. Students will work towards Functional Skills English at entry level 3.

Students will work on reading for everyday use and technical information. They will develop their general writing skills including everyday and business writing. They will also work on spelling and punctuation skills, as well as grammar. The course will also help to improve confidence, through discussions and presentations, in speaking, listening and communication. Students will work towards achieving Functional Skills English at entry level 3 and, if appropriate, may progress onto level 1. This award has three components, Writing, Reading, and Speaking, Listening and Communication.


Students learn in small groups, through discussion and practical activities. They also work independently on targets that have been identified, discussed and agreed with the course tutor.

Career Opportunities:

Students can progress onto the level 1 Functional Skills English course. Alternatively, if they are still working towards their entry awards they can continue to do so.

Suitability - Who should attend?

There are no requirements for this course but students must be working at the appropriate level and demonstrate their skills through an initial assessment.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Functional Skill

About provider

Eastleigh College

Eastleigh College Apprenticeships

Eastleigh College is a General FE College based in Eastleigh, Hampshire specialising in Apprenticeships for 10 years. We have recently launched 'The Apprenticeship Experts' team based at the College in response to our growing success in this area. We offer...

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Eastleigh College

Eastleigh College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh
SO50 5FS Hampshire

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