English Functional Skills - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

You must be aged 19+ at 31 August of the current academic year.

This course is intended for fluent English speakers who have previously studied English but have not yet achieved a recent qualification.

It is a free course for adults who need to brush up on their English skills for work, further study, helping children with homework or simply to increase confidence.

This course covers:

  • Spelling of everyday words
  • Understanding different types of writing
  • Filling in forms, CVs and application letters
  • How to write for a purpose
  • How to check work for errors
  • To speak confidently with others
  • To develop personally and professionally

Learners will benefit from:

  • Excellent teaching and support from outstanding staff
  • A variety of exciting resources to use
  • Classes are available during the day and in the evening
  • Enrolment can be at various times throughout the year
  • The pass rates are excellent, above national average
  • Achievement can open new opportunities
  • The course is offered at three different levels so there is something for everybody
  • Learners will be supported to achieve more than they thought they could
  • Feedback from current students tell us the atmosphere in the classroom is friendly and helpful and a completely different experience from any previous learning at school.

Please note that these classes will take place on site at either Bridgwater or Taunton campus (Somerset).

Assessment Methods

When learners are ready they will sit an exam at the appropriate level.

Progression Options

On completion of the course, learners can progress to either:

  • Funtional Skills Level 1/2 (Level 2 is worth 10 UCAS points)
  • GCSE English
  • Access to Higher Education
  • A selection of vocational courses

Course Summary

Course Title English Functional Skills
Entry Requirements

There are no formal qualifications required for entry; candidates will
undergo an initial assessment, to determine which level of the course is the
right level. Please note: this course is only free if you do not already have a
Grade 4/C GCSE. Conditions apply.

Attendance Requirements   The course runs for a year, but learners can sit the exam as soon as they feel ready. The lessons are for two hours a week, either during the day or early evening at the Bridgwater campus.
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My advice to anyone thinking of taking this course would be to be confident and study hard! This course has helped to prepare me for the future, I would love to start my own business.

Regina Márton- ESOL

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