Course Overview

  • This 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

Assessment Methods

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

Progression Options

On completion of the course at Level 2, learners can progress to either:

  • GCSE English
  • Access to Higher Education
  • A selection of vocational courses
  • Level 2 is worth 10 UCAS points

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.

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I really enjoy studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College. All of my lessons have a friendly atmosphere and my tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to degree level.

Myles Fisher

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