Functional Skills Qualification in English Entry 3

Ref: C2226416

We will use real life examples to practise different reading techniques, including descriptions, instructions, explanations and stories. We will look at the layout and different features of longer texts, and how these can help us to understand the purpose of the text and find information in it. We will look at extending sentences (using 2 or more clauses), paying particular attention to the grammatical accuracy, to write about events and actions in the past, present and future. Using everyday situations, we will practise giving short explanations and descriptions. We will look at when and where formal language is needed in some common situations (e.g. work, education).

Course aim

This course will help you to practise your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in English. This course leads to the Functional Skills English assessment at Entry 3.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need to talk to a member of staff and do a short activity to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 0300 303 3464

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Plan and write a short piece of writing using paragraphs to organise the information (showing order of events in time or for instructions).
  • Check a piece of writing for spelling, grammar and punctuation, and correct any mistakes.
  • Use different methods for different reading situations in order to find information.
  • Identify and use features of different types of texts to help find information, e.g. using headings and sub headings.
  • Take part in a discussion: giving my opinion clearly, allowing others to join in fairly, and making relevant responses to others’ contributions.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • Official document(s) showing the correct spelling of your name, address and date of birth. Certificates for any Maths qualifications you already have. A folder, some paper and a pen/pencil to every lesson.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • It is useful if students are reading simple books for pleasure and information.

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Functional Skills Qualification in English Entry 3

Is this course right for me? Request more information

You can only enrol in person on the course.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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